Morning Briefing: Rosario Deems Himself Healthy

Good Morning Mets fans!

Today, the Houston Astros will travel to Port St.Lucie to face Jacob deGrom and the Mets. deGrom will be making his first spring start due to a back issue that’s affected his status for Opening Day.

In the second meeting between the Mets and the Yankees yesterday, the Yanks were victorious once again.

With only two strikeouts, Matt Harvey clearly showed that he’ll never return to his 2013 form. He still managed to hold the Yankees to five runs over 4 2/3 innings, with most of the damage coming from the Yankees’ first three batters, Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton.

Latest Mets News

Amed Rosario didn’t feel his groin injury while running the bases during the Mets 10-3 loss.

James Wagner of the New York Times looked into the impact that the Mets’ new director of performance, Jim Cavallini, has had on the Mets’ clubhouse.

Even though Jeurys Familia scrapped his splitter after the 2015 season, Tim Healey of Newsday Sports reports that he will reintroduce it back into his arsenal.

Latest MLB News 

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Twins have struck a one-year deal with Lance Lynn worth $12 million.  This contract doesn’t seem to bode well for Alex Cobb.

With this signing, the Twins look like the leader for first AL Wild Card. If they can avoid injuries, they may be able to compete with the Indians for the AL Central crown.

Highly-regarded talent Luis Robert will miss the next ten weeks because of a thumb sprain that he suffered while sliding into second base in Wednesday’s contest. Signed out of Cuba for 26 million dollars last May, Robert was slashing .300/.417/.600 this spring.

Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle disclosed that Jonathan Lucroy‘s deal with the Athletics will pay him $6.5 million.

The Royals made their deal with Mike Moustakas official. “Moose” must be relieved that his free-agency is over as Bob Nightengale of The USA Today reports that the Royals’ proposal was the only offer he received this winter.

Major League Baseball has suspended Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio for 80 games after he failed a drug test.

Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez will pitch Opening Day against the Mets.

Nick Piercoro of AzCentral wrote how Chris Herrmann‘s stat-line took second priority during his 2017 campaign.

Latest NL East News

Nationals manager Dave Martinez is clearly a player’s manager as shown yesterday when he had each player practice their walk-off celebration.

Jose Urena was selected to be the Marlins’ Opening Day starter against the Chicago Cubs.

MLB Network’s “30 clubs in 30 days” feature headed over to Clearwater, Florida, the Phillies spring training site.

Latest on MMO

Tim Ryder commended the catching tandem of Kevin Plawecki and Travis d’Arnaud.

John Sheridan asks every MMO editor for their favorite meal at Citi Field.

Rob Piersall discussed Adrian Gonzalez‘s spring.

On this Date In Mets History

1962: The Mets get their first win of any kind in franchise history, defeating the Cardinals by a score of 4-3.

Birthdays:  Steve Reed turns 53 and Jeremy Hefner turns 32.

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