Morning Briefing: Mets Head North of the Border

Good morning, Mets fans!

Yesterday the Mets (33-48) defeated the Miami Marlins (34-51) by a score of 5-2 at SunTrust Park to avoid getting swept in Miami for the first time since September of last season.

The Mets are off today but head north of the border to take on the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.47 ERA) will take the hill against Marco Estrada (4-7, 4.53 ERA). The game starts at 7:07 p.m. and will air on SNY.

Latest Mets News

Dominic Smith has been dealing with a sore wrist for about a week and will return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Noah Syndergaard and Jason Vargas are both expected to pitch in a simulated game on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie.

Buster Olney of ESPN says that Omar Minaya will be heavily involved in the hiring process of the next general manager, which he hears will be an external option.

With the Mets signing Texas Tech senior Zach Rheams (27), the rest of their unsigned picks are all subject to the July 6 signing deadline.

Latest MLB News

The Reds have agreed on a deal with No. 5 overall pick, University of Florida 3B Jonathan India with a slot value of $5.9M.

The White Sox have a deal with No. 4 overall pick Nick Madrigal, star infielder of the champion Oregon State team, the slot is about $6.4M.

Matt Harvey has won three straight starts for the first time since the start of the 2015 season, when he won his first five.

Yankees starter CC Sabathia is becoming more open to returning in 2019 even if the Yankees do not win the World Series this season.

Latest NL East News

The Dodgers and Marlins have had preliminary dialogue on trade possibilities involving Miami’s power bullpen arms, including Kyle Barraclough, Adam Conley, and Drew Steckenrider.

Sources believe Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto will remain in Miami and be offered a contract extension at some point. If he does not accept, Marlins would then have to decide their next step.

Latest on MMO

Chris Gaine discusses how the Bobby Bonilla deal gave the Mets David Wright.

This Day in Mets History

2003: Roberto Alomar is traded by the Mets with cash to the White Sox for prospect Andrew Salvo, right-hander Edwin Almonte, and southpaw Royce Ring.

2012: The Mets signed SS Amed Rosario.

Birthdays: Hal Reniff, Tim Spehr turns 53, Angel Pagan turns 38.

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