Good morning Mets fans! Today the winter meetings continue in Las Vegas, and the Mets remain in the rumor mill under the direction of general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
Latest Mets News
Brian Heyman reports that Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is happy with Van Wagenen’s recent statement that the Mets will not trade to fill one hole and create another. Heyman writes that Rosario looks forward to remaining a Met. Rosario has been mentioned in rumors about a J.T. Realmuto trade.
Latest MLB News
Jayston Stark of The Athletic won the BBWAA J.G. Taylor Spink Award and will be recognized at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s induction weekend next July.
Jessica Mendoza of ESPN will be featured more prominently across the network next baseball season. Mendoza will remain in the Sunday Night Baseball booth and make studio appearances.
Per Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Chicago White Sox acquired starting pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Right-handed pitching prospect Yordi Rosario and international slot money are going to Pittsburgh in the deal.
Jerry Crasnick reports free agent catcher Chris Herrmann has come to terms on a deal with the Oakland Athletics. Herrmann appeared in 36 games with Seattle last season, slashing .237/.322/.427 in 87 plate appearances.
Feinsand also notes that Texas has added recently-retired pitcher Brandon McCarthy to the front office as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels.
Sherman reports that the Baltimore Orioles selected Brandon Hyde as their new manager. Hyde previously served as the Chicago Cubs bench coach.
Nick Groke of The Athletic reports the Diamondbacks hired Dave Magadan as their hitting coach.
Latest NL East News
Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports released the terms of Patrick Corbin’s deal with the Washington Nationals. Corbin will receive a $2.5 million signing bonus and $12.5 million in 2019, and his salary will increase every season until he earns $35 million in 2024.
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Michael Mayer covers Mickey Callaway’s session with the media on Tuesday night.
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