Good morning Mets fans! While the past few days have been spent celebrating a Mets legend in-the-making in Jacob deGrom, today we celebrate the birth of a Mets all-time legend as Dwight Gooden turns 54 years old.
Latest Mets News
The Mets individual tickets go on sale today at 10:00 a.m.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post wrote a piece on how Rob Manfred talked with Brodie Van Wagenen about his tweet in February that brought up the idea of unsigned players potentially boycotting spring training to fight back against the extremely-slow free agent market.
DeGrom received one first-place vote for National League MVP and appeared on 22-of-30 ballots overall to finish in fifth place in the award voting.
John Maffei, the lone writer who didn’t vote for deGrom on the Cy Young award ballot, hung up on WFAN host Steve Somers after he poked fun at him for not voting for deGrom. He explains his actions in an article for the New York Daily News.
Finally on the DeGrom front, he will be staying with the CAA Baseball agency and will simply be represented by Jeff Berry instead of his new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen according to Andy Martino of SNY.
Latest MLB News
Manfred was unanimously voted by all 30 MLB owners to be extended for five years as commissioner of baseball.
In the coming months. Manfred will decide on who is awarded the opportunity to host the 2021 All-Star Game, with the Atlanta Braves definitely under consideration according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports.
Craig Edwards of FanGraphs conducted a study where he sought out whether there has been any historical bias based on the position of a prospect.
The naming rights of Safeco Field are going to T-Mobile according to Maury Brown of Forbes.
Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors broke down each team in terms of what draft pick they’d lose if they sign a player who declined a qualifying offer.
Latest NL East News
The Miami Marlins revealed their new primary and secondary logos and colors.
In regards to the Washington Nationals´ starting pitching, Mike Rizzo is keeping his options open according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.
Latest on MMO/MMN
Christopher Soto recapped the different winter league games that Mets participated in on Wednesday in addition to the Arizona Fall League and MLB vs. Japan All-Star Series.
Jack Hendon wrote a “Hot Stove Rumor Roundup”
This Day in Mets History
1961: The Mets revealed their logo which was chosen from over 500 people who entered into a contest for a $1,000 prize.
2009: Wally Backman was hired by the Mets to manager the Brooklyn Cyclones.