Morning Briefing: Starters Showing “Encouraging Results” This Winter

Good Morning, Mets fans! In an exclusive interview with Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the new Mets skipper says each of the Mets projected starters are showing exceptional results as part of the team’s new offseason throwing program.

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Latest Mets News

Because of the Jose Reyes signing, Josh Smoker was designated for assignment. “Brown Bear” was a nice surprise in the second half last year, posting a 2.63 era in his final 27.1 innings.

Keith Law of ESPN ranked the Mets farm system as the 21st best.

Jacob Resnick completes MMO’s ranking of the top-50 Mets prospects, finishing it off with No. 1 Andres Gimenez.

Latest MLB News

Franchise stalwart Alcides Escobar re-upped with the Kansas City Royals, agreeing to a one year deal worth $2.5 million. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first tweeted about the possibility of a deal and Buster Olney of ESPN later released the financial terms.

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the lack of signings this offseason have caused free agents to ponder creating a training camp exclusively for unsigned players.

Passan also disclosed that Major League Baseball is investigating potential allegations against the Marlins and Pirates involving their revenue-sharing money. However, Pirates owner Bob Nutting later refuted that report.

The Padres announced that a statue of Trevor Hoffman will be erected in front of Petco Park.

Jayson Stark of ESPN compares this offseason to others and discovers that the 2017-18 offseason has been the quietest in the past three decades.

The crazy offseason for Engelb Vielma continued as he was dealt to the Orioles for a PTBNL or cash considerations. Vielma has already been traded an astounding five times this offseason.

The White Sox inked reliever Xavier Cedeno to a minor-league deal.

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Jerry Crasnick also of ESPN details the incentives involved in Lorenzo Cain‘s contract.

All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto is now on the trade market. Craig Mish of SiriusXM confirms that the Nationals are going after the backstop, but are reluctant to part with top prospect Victor Robles.

Tim Healey of The Sun Sentinel writes how Lewis Brinson is looking forward to joining the Marlins, his favorite team as a child.

The Braves publicized their list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training. It includes top prospects Ronald Acuna, Austin Riley, Kyle Wright, and Mike Soroka.

Marlins Triple-A pitcher Ryan Newell and Mariners minor leaguer Jose Santiago were each suspended for majority of the upcoming season for using PEDs.

Latest on MMO

Mojo Hill believes that Jose Reyes can help the Mets in 2018.

This Date In Mets History

Former GM Bing Devine passed away on this date in 2007. In the late 1960s, he drafted Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan and Gary Gentry, each whom would become indispensable members of the 1969 “Miracle Mets.”

The Mets signed reliever Dan Wheeler on this date in 2004.

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