Morning Briefing: Trades Galore

Get your popcorn ready, folks. It’s trading time! The trading deadline is today at 4 P.M, after which players are only eligible for trade if they clear waivers.

Today, the Mets will battle against the Washington Nationals. Steven Matz(5-8, 3.79 ERA,) will face off against Tanner Roark(4-12, 4.55 ERA). Roark’s 12 losses are the seventh most in the National League this year.

The Mets did not play yesterday.

Latest Mets news

MetsMerizedonline.com’s own Mathew Brownstein revealed that multimillionaire Martin Silver is interested in purchasing a portion of the Mets. He is one of the owners of a popular alcohol company and since he’s interested in buying the Mets, there’s defintely a joke to made here.

MetsMerizedonline.com’s own Jacob Resnick disclosed three more international free agents whom the Mets have come to terms with.

Resnick also reports that Matt den Dekker has passed through waivers and will report to the Las Vegas 51s. So far this year, he hasn’t recorded a hit in the major-leagues.

Resnick also reveals that Todd Frazier will play for the Brooklyn Cyclones in his next rehab game.

The Mets are expected to keep Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores and Steven Matz, but Zack Wheeler, Devin Mesoraco, and Jose Bautista could all be on the move today.

The Phillies have been connected to “Joey Bats” notes Jon Heyman of FanCredSports.

Two Mets farmhands were named on Baseball America‘s Hot Sheet.

Latest MLB news

Christian Yelich of the Brewers and Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles were named the NL and AL Players of the Week, respectively

On the heels of Trea Turner‘s racist tweets being found, Jon Lester gave some wise words about athletes and their social media use.

The Astros acquired closer Roberto Osuna for Ken Giles and prospects David Paulino and Hector Perez. This deal is shocking in many ways, especially considering Osuna’s domestic violence allegations and Giles’ recent fall from grace.

After Alex Rodriguez went after Yu Darvish, Darvish’s agent began attacking Rodriguez’s former actions, writes Patrick Mooney of The Athletic.

Dealin’ Dipoto strikes again! This time, the Mariners GM traded for Zach Duke from the Twins for a pair of minor-leaguers. Later in the day, he sent 1.25 million dollars of international bonus capacity to the Yankees for Adam Warren.

The Yankees also acquired Lance Lynn from the Twins in exchange for Tyler Austin and Luis Rijo.

Bruce Bochy broke the news that Johnny Cueto will most likely have to undergo Tommy John surgery, a procedure that will likely knock him out until 2020.

Late last night, the Reds received a package of former prospects who have so far failed to produce at the major-league level(Matt Wisler, Lucas Sims and Preston Tucker) in exchange for power-hitting outfielder Adam Duvall.

The Red Sox got Ian Kinsler from the Angels for a couple of minor-leaguers.

Latest NL East News

The Braves called up 20-year-old Kolby Allard to make Major-League debut tonight.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports chronicled the Nationals’ clubhouse issues in his latest column.

Over the few days, the Nationals have speculated as a potential “seller.” They could send ripples through baseball if they trade superstar Bryce Harper, a move that is a possibility, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Some of their relievers could also be available, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Latest on MMO

Tim Ryder has the lastest regarding trade rumors.

Ryder also ponders what the backstop situation could look like in 2019.

John Sheridan discussed some of the hottest minor-leaguers in the Mets farm system.

Sheridan also continued his 3 Up, 3 Down series.

On this Date in Mets history

The most Metsian injury occurred on this date in 2006. The Mets’ most effective reliever in 2006,  Duaner Sanchez, got injured in a car accident without his seatbelt on. The Mets had to give up a quality player, Xavier Nady, to find his a replacement for him, Oliver Perez.

The Mets said hello to All-Star pitcher Frank Viola on this date in 1989 and bid farewell to ace Bret Saberhagen on this date in 1994.

The Mets acquired Darryl Hamilton and Shawon Dunston on this date, both of whom contributed to their 1999 playoff run

Birthdays: Billy Wynne(75)

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