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