Morning Briefing: Hey, the Mets Won!

Good morning Mets fans! Today the team heads to Ed Smith Stadium to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The Mets will send Noah Syndergaard to the mound against Dylan Bundy. The game starts at 1:05 p.m., but will not be aired on TV.

The Mets beat the Washington Nationals yesterday in West Palm Beach. Wilmer Flores, who started in left field, homered for the Mets. The Mets also scored four runs in the eighth to take the lead for good in the game. Matt den Dekker‘s two-run single that inning was the difference in the game. Anthony Swarzak returned from his calf injury and pitched a 1-2-3 inning.

Latest Mets News

Mickey Callaway talked to Tim Britton of the Athletic and implied he wants some converted starters in his bullpen. It’s worth noting that Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo both pitched one inning on Friday and are scheduled to pitch again today.

Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record says the Mets are now exploring trade options involving Rafael Montero. Montero is out of options and will need to pass through waivers if he is optioned again.

Dominic Smith is still dealing with his quad issue which is keeping him from playing in games.

Yoenis Cespedes played in a minor league game and went 1-for-6.

Jason Vargas‘ x-rays were negative but he will undergo a CT scan. Kristie Ackert of the Daily News says the Mets believe he will be ready for Opening Day.

Latest MLB News

The Blue Jays signed Danny Espinosa to a minor league deal.

Trevor Cahill is back with the Oakland A’s. He began his career there.

Latest NL East News

Mark Zuckerman writes about Adam Eaton‘s return to action in yesterday’s game.

Joe Frisaro of writes about the Marlins’ leadoff options.

Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about Sean Newcomb making opening day roster.

Jake Arrieta started a simulated game and threw 31-32 pitches per Matt Gelb of the Athletic.

Latest on MMO

Joe D. makes his roster predictions.

Rob Piersall opines for the Mets to scoop up Greg Holland.

This Day in Mets History

2011: The Mets release Luis Castillo.

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