Morning Briefing: Hello, Baseball

Baseball officially begins this week. Which means that until November, we’ll have content to discuss on a daily basis.

Latest Mets News

Steven Matz spoke with Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. He talked about his excitement for the season and mentioned he believes he will be in great health thanks to his surgery last season. He also says there a new feeling around the team. I really hope you’re right, Steven!

Juan Lagares spoke to Laura Albanese of Newsday. He told her he changed his training regimen and is going to focus on hitting more balls in the air and worked out his upper body in the offseason. I am all for a fly ball revolution. He also said he’ll still be throwing his body around and playing 100% because that’s how he plays.

Latest MLB News

Bobby Evans said there haven’t been recent discussions with Madison Bumgarner regarding an extension.

The Cubs signed Yu Darvish to a six-year deal worth $126 million with a chance to reach $150 million through incentives. Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic was the one to break the news.

According to Craig Mish of SiriusXM says the Astros are engaged on a potential J.T. Realmuto trade with the Marlins. The asking price is reportedly Kyle Tucker. I love Kyle Tucker, the Astros should try to keep him out of the talks.

Four minor league baseball players were suspended for PEDSs.

Latest NL East News

Mark Zuckerman of MASN looks at how the Nationals’ fifth starter might be.

J.T. Realmuto said he will come to play even if he’s not traded. He also mentioned he hasn’t spoken to Derek Jeter.

John Stolnis of Good Phight looks at the Phillies PECOTA projections.

Latest on MMO

Tim Ryder looks at what is in store for Wilmer Flores heading into 2018.

This Day in Mets History

2003: The Mets sign Jay Bell.

2004: The team signs Ricky Bottalico.

2010: The Mets sign Hisanori Takahashi and Mike Jacobs.

Birthdays: Brian Daubach turns 46, Steve Springer turns 57.

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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.