Morning Briefing: All Quiet in Flushing as Offseason Continues


Good morning, Mets fans! Trade winds continued to swirl around the New York Mets and their star right-hander, Noah Syndergaard on Friday.

Nothing of substance has developed on the free agency front as of yet, but we can only assume Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen must be preparing his offseason strategy.

Latest Mets News

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News provided a holiday bargain shopping wish list for the Mets and Van Wagenen.

Mark Townsend of Yahoo Sports listed the Astros, Cubs, Brewers, Dodgers, and Padres as possible suitors for Syndergaard’s services.

Latest MLB News

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Mariners are shopping their top relief pitcher, Edwin Diaz, as well as infielder Jean Segura, and others.

White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar spoke to James Fegan of The Athletic about getting cleared to return to the field after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm in Chicago’s dugout in April.

According to Emily Waldon of The Athletic, former Mets pitcher and all-time wins leader for a foreign-born pitcher Bartolo Colon will make five starts for the Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican League beginning Nov 29.

Zach Buchanan of The Athletic shone a light on the influx on Bahamanian players quickly approaching MLB-ready status in MiLB. It’s an excellent read.

The Kansas City Royals hired former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as their special advisor for player development.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post examines Mike Rizzo’s track record as a general manager and applies it to how the Nats will navigate this offseason.

Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer lays out other potential options for the Phillies if the strike out on Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.

Latest on MMO

Mike Mayer examined Fangraphs Steamer projections for 2019, adding his take on the rankings.

Rich Coutinho opined that Mets outfielder Michael Conforto could assume the position as the next team captain.

Tim Ryder profiled free agent reliever, Kelvin Herrera.

This Date in Mets History

2000 – John Franco, 40, re-signs with the Mets, spurning the interested Phillies to return to Flushing.

2005 – The Mets acquire Carlos Delgado from the Marlins for Mike Jacobs, Grant Psomas, and Yusmeiro Petit. Delgado ends up becoming a missing link of sorts for the 2006 NL East champion Mets.

Birthdays: Jason Jacome turns 48; Bob Friend turns 88.

In another birthday, Todd Frazier and his wife Jackie welcomed a son, Grant, on Friday. Congratulations to the Fraziers!!

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