Morning Briefing: Cano, Diaz Officially Become Mets

Good Morning Mets fans!

The Mets and the Mariners formally announced the Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano deal.

Cano and Diaz will be introduced to the New York media tomorrow at 11 a.m ET, which will be streamed on the Mets Twitter account.

MLB Pipeline updated its Mariners top 30 prospects. Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn slotted in as the No.2 and No.3 prospect respectively while Gerson Bautista ranked as the 28th highest prospect in the system.

The Mariners are strong believers in the players that they received in exchange for Cano and Diaz. Matt Ehalt of The Record quoted Dipoto who raved about Jarred Kelenic, saying, “[ he is] a true 5-tool player with a very high ceiling.”

Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com wonders if a Mets-Indians trade could be in the cards.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal Daily Notes revealed that a rival executive loves “Jeff McNeil’s freaky contact skills.”

Andrew Baggerly of The Athletic reveals that former Met executive JP Ricciardi is in talks to sign with the San Francisco Giants.

Mike Puma of The New York Post reported that Scott Aldred is among the candidates to become the Mets’ next bullpen coach.

Some completely normal and sane person voted for Fred Wilpon and James Dolan as the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively.

Latest News in the MLB

Jay Bruce is expected to be starting left fielder for the Mariners per Mike Puma of The New York Post.

The Dodgers finally announced an extension with skipper Dave Roberts, locking him up for the next four years.

Kelvin Herrera should be ready for Opening Day per Rob Bradford of WEII.com.

The Red Sox have accepted their invitation to visit the White House.

Maury Brown of ForbesSports imagines the MLB with 32 teams.

Yusei Kikuchi will be available to teams today at 8 A.M.

AL Leiter’s son, Jack Leiter, pitched the U-18 USA Baseball squad to an eighth consecutive title.

Jon Morosi of MLBNetwork reported that Cleveland will wait until the top starters sign and then will discuss trading away Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Trevor Bauer.

Latest News in the NL East 

Dealin’ Dipoto dealt again, trading Jean Segura, Juan Nicasio, and James Pazos to the Phillies in exchange for Carlos Santana and J.P. Crawford. The move clears first base for Rhys Hoskins, who was misplayed in left field last year.

The Marlins signed a bevy of players who have major league experience to minor league deals.

Latest on MMO

Sam Lebowitz analyzed Andrew McCutchen’s free agency.

Joe D published a quiz that asked who were the top 20 historical Mets second basemen.

An MMO Roundtable discussed the Edwin Diaz deal.

Jack Ramsey wrote how Cano is excited to be a New Yorker again.

Matt Musico is a believer in the Mets!

On This Date in Mets History

1998: The Mets sent Butch Huskey to Seattle in exchange for Leslie Brea.

Birthdays: Darryl Strawberry (57), Tucker Ashford (65), Stan Jefferson (57), Carlos Gomez (34)

114 Days to Opening Day!

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