Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (32-46) had an off day on Thursday after dropping their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates (38-42) a day prior.
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The Mets will face off against the Miami Marlins (32-50) in South Florida in a series that can either keep the Mets in fourth place or send them into the National League cellar. The Mets will have Jacob deGrom (5-3, 1.69 ERA) on the mound for game one and he will be opposed by Sandy Alcantara (0-0, -.– ERA) who will be making his 2018 debut and the first start of his career. The game will be televised on SNY and broadcast on 710 WOR with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EDT.
Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees has been in contact with the Mets regarding their pitchers according to Neil Best of Newsday. The talks weren’t advanced and he was merely doing his due diligence.
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The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks look to be contenders in the Manny Machado sweepstakes, but the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies appear to be the favorites per Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports.
There were 30 contracts of $1 million or more given out to relievers this offseason. The results thus far have been lackluster as recorded by Craig Edwards of Fangraphs.
Boston Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski said that while he’d prefer not to go over the luxury tax threshold, the concerns won’t prevent him from making a move, per Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
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The Atlanta Braves activated Ronald Acuna Jr. from the disabled list and placed Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day DL with right knee tendinitis. The team also recalled Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned Wes Parsons to Gwinnett as reported by Grant McAuley of 92.9 The Game.
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John Sheridan answered a mailbag that asked the question: “What realistic changes can this team make in order to be a playoff contender in 2019?”
Sheridan also continued his “3 Up, 3 Down” series after the Mets’ three-game set with the Pirates.
Tim Donner wrote a featured post analyzing how much blame should be placed on Callaway for the state of the Mets.
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