Morning Briefing: Deadline Day for Rule 5 Protection

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Good Morning Mets Fans! MLB teams must add prospects to their 40-man roster by 8 p.m. ET tonight to protect them from the Rule 5 draft next month. The Mets are unlikely to add any players as we examined.

MLB Pipeline published its Mets’ Organizational All-Stars.

Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez were inducted into the NYS Baseball Hall of Fame.

Andrew Marchand of The New York Post reported that Josh Lewin will join the San Diego Padres radio team next season.

Latest News in the MLB

The Baseball Writers Association of America unveiled the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot. Former Mets that are on it include Jason Bay, Rick Ankiel, Gary Sheffield, and Billy Wagner.

Peter Gammons of The Athletic wrote an article how Yankee farmhand Michael King and Mets prospect Justin Dunn are the best of friends, despite being enemies on the playing field.

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com tweets that Erick Aybar is looking to make an MLB comeback in 2019.

Rockies’ Triple-A affiliate was renamed to the Rocky Mountain Vibes.

The Astros have extended an offer to Charlie Morton so they can bring him back for the 2019 campaign.

The Yankees made the first headline-worthy move of the offseason, acquiring Mariners ace James Paxton in exchange for top prospect Justus Sheffield, Dom Thompson-Williams and Erik Swanson.

Jon Morosi of MLBNetwork reports that the Yankees might not be done acquiring starters.

Morosi also revealed that the Astros’ decision to not include Forrest Whitley in a Paxton deal caused the Mariners to trade with the Yankees.

Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports discloses that Eric Chavez will return to the Angels’ front office staff in 2019.

The Rays traded Chih-Wei Hu to the Indians.

Latest News in the NL East 

Kurt Suzuki signed a two-year, ten million dollar contract with the Nationals.

David O’Brien of The Athletic hears that the Braves could be potential suitors for Bryce Harper.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan examined Justin Wilson’s free agent case.

On this Date in Mets History 

1967: Tom Seaver earned the NL Cy Young award

1984: Dwight Gooden was named the NL Cy Young.

Birthdays: Jackson Todd(67), Lino Urdaneta(39)

128 days until Opening Day!

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