Good morning Mets fans! Yesterday was filled with trade rumors between the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports tweeted before noon about there being “significant momentum” in a trade involving Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano. The entire rest of the day was spent by reporters building off that information. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted after midnight that the two teams are likely to finalize the deal by today and that the Mets would send Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Justin Dunn, Jarred Kelenic and Gerson Bautista to Seattle.
Latest Mets News
Baseball America released their Mets top-10 prospects list a week early due to all the trade talks swirling around the Mets organization.
The Mets signed Dilson Herrera to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. They originally acquired him along with Vic Black in a 2013 trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates that involved Marlon Byrd and John Buck. They then traded him and Max Wotell to the Cincinnati Reds in 2016 for Bruce.
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Edinson Volquez‘s major league contract that he signed on Feb. 16 with the Texas Rangers was triggered when the Rangers added him to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20 according to Evan Grant of Dallas Morning News. The deal is for $2 million and will include $5 million in incentives.
John Sickels shared the news that Vox Media will be discontinuing Minor League Ball after 13 years.
Latest NL East News
The Atlanta Braves will shake up their broadcast team according to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jeff Francoeur will replace Joe Simpson as lead analyst for the vast majority of Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast telecasts of games. Simpson will be shifted to radio for the games in which he won’t be on television.
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Tim Ryder interviewed San Diego Padres beat reporter Kevin Acee to talk about the Mets and Padres trade talks.
Michael Mayer wrote about the decisions the Mets need to make ahead of today’s non-tender deadline.
This Day in Mets History
2012: David Wright signed an eight-year $138 million contract, which was the richest contract given out in Mets franchise history