Morning Briefing: Yo, Adrian!!!

Good Morning, folks! The Mets added a new first base option to the mix yesterday…

Latest Mets News

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Mets have signed Adrian Gonzalez to a minimum salary deal, pending a physical.

The Twins signed reliever Addison Reed to a two year deal worth $17 million according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says Reed took less money to play in the Midwest and added that Reed had a three-year offer on the table. The Mets had previously shown interest in him.

I would have loved Reed back but at the same time, the Mets found Reed in 2015 while he was at his low point in his career from a team just looking to dump him off. The Mets have to find similar value in the bargain bin again this off-season.

Jenrry Mejia is getting ready to apply for reinstatement, according to Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record. Count me as one of those who is ready for a Mejia return. Or at least the return of his celebration.

Legendary broadcaster, Keith Jackson, passed away at the age of 89. Jackson’s last MLB game was Game 6 of the 1986 NLCS with the Mets and Astros.

Latest MLB News

The Houston Astros acquired Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Colin Moran, Chris Devinski, Michael Feliz, and outfield prospect Jason Martin. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reported that an agreement was made first.

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post writes about how players can “win back” free agency.

Rosenthal reported that the Padres extended Brad Hand to a three-year deal. The deal includes a fourth-year option. Hand has been one of the best relievers in baseball but was on the trade market this past summer. However, this deal only increases his value.

Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago says the Cubs are still looking to add starting pitching.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post recaps the Nationals arbitration figures.

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com says the Marlins signed 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes about the Braves arbitration news.

Latest on MMO

Logan Barer looks at Wilmer Flores‘ role for the 2018 Mets.

Mathew Brownstein does an MMO Exclusive interview with Dwight Gooden.

This Day in Mets History

Birthdays: Mike Pelfrey turns 34, Ross Jones turns 68, Dave Marshall turns 75.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests. I study computer science at Stony Brook