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Latest Mets News

The Mets hired Jared Banner from the Red Sox to be their new farm director. The Mets then promoted the current role of Ian Levin, their current Director of Player Development, to the Senior Director of Baseball Operations.

Tim Britton of The Athletic compares Robinson Caño to other players who’ve played for both New York teams.

Latest MLB News

Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times has some despicable news regarding Luis Valbuena’s and Jose Castillo’s tragic deaths. She says that robbers dropped a rock into the middle of the road, which caused the crash and murdered both Valbuena and Castillo.

According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Yasiel Puig is on the trade block. He could hypothetically be a fit for the LH-hitting heavy Mets.

Andres Blanco inked a minor-league pact with the Braves per Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports.

Heyman also revealed Cameron Rupp signed a minor league pact with the San Francisco Giants.

The Padres DFA’d infielder Carlos Asuaje.

Paul Hoynes of reported that the Indians are listening on trade offers for Edwin Encarnacion and Yandy Diaz.

MLB Pipeline looked at the first round picks by every team in this decade.

Latest NL East News

Former Marlins owner David Samson opened up about Jose Fernandez’s death and other baseball-related topics in a revealing Miami Herald interview.

The Nationals don’t expect to re-sign Bryce Harper due to Mark Lerner’s refusal to increase his offer to the outfielder.

Latest on MMO

@KenGiffyJr examined if the Mets should trade for J.T. Realmuto or not in MMO’s most recent Fan Shot.

John Sheridan analyzed Jon Jay’s free-agent case.

Michael Mayer ponders how the Rule-5 draft will go for the Mets next week.

On this Date in Mets History

1961: Mets bought their first ever star, Richie Ashburn, from the Cubs.

1977: Jon Matlack was sent to the Lone Star State via a four-team trade.

1978: The Mets traded away Jerry Koosman to Minnesota.

1983: Mets picked up Sid Fernandez from the Dodgers.

Birthday: Tim Foli (69)

110 Days until Opening Day!

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