Morning Briefing: Diaz,Cano Deal Could Be Completed Today

Good morning Mets fans! The Mets and Mariners are simply awaiting physicals and league approval before the trade that would send Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to Queens in exchange for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn, and Gerson Bautista is consummated.

With MLB offices due to reopen on Monday morning, today could be the day!

Latest Mets News

Matt Ehalt of The Record reports that the Mets and Marlins have discussed a trade for All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto, but Miami has their eyes set on a return centered around either Michael Conforto or Brandon Nimmo.

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post shined a light on Edwin Diaz’ bone spur condition in his right elbow. The 24-year-old was diagnosed at age 17 and hasn’t made any trips to the disabled list in his three-year MLB career.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Tim Britton of The Athletic, Tim Healey of Newsday, and Matt Ehalt of The Record all shared their thoughts on the impending trade between the Mets and Mariners.

Latest MLB News

Buster Olney of ESPN laid out some potential options that could remain for Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto as he disassembles his roster this offseason (subscription required).

Latest NL East News

Joel Sherman of the New York Post named the NL East “baseball’s most intriguing division”.

R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports opines on why the Phillies’ aggressiveness is the correct move for a team in their position.

Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports that Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon is open to discussing an extension with Washington this offseason.

Latest on MMO

Jack Hendon lists five low-risk relievers the Mets could consider to bolster their bullpen.

Jacob Resnick explores the potential aftereffects of the Mets’ decisions to tender Travis d’Arnaud a contract but not extend an offer to fan-favorite Wilmer Flores.

Josh Finkelstein projects the Mets’ 2019 lineup with Robinson Cano added into the mix.

This Date in Mets History

1969 – The Mets trade Amos Otis to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for third baseman Joe Foy. Otis would go on to hit .277/.343/.425 with 2,020 hits over the course of his 17-year career. Foy would be out of the league by 1972.

1974 – The Mets trade fan-favorite Tug McGraw, who coined the phrase “Ya Gotta Believe” in the team’s magical run to the World Series in 1973, to the Phillies (Don Hahn and Dave Schneck also included) for Del Unser, Mac Scarce, and John Stearns, who would become a staple behind the plate in Queens over the next decade.

Birthdays

Matt Reynolds turns 28; Tobi Stoner turns 34; Paul Byrd turns 48; Darryl Hamilton turns 54; Mark Bradley turns 62; Wayne Garrett turns 71; Dave Eilers turns 81.

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