Good morning, Mets fans! The offseason continued to evolve on Thursday. Let’s take a look at what’s happening around the league. The winter meetings start on Monday in Las Vegas.
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Anthony DiComo of MLB.com answered fan inquiries in his latest Q&A session.
Latest MLB News
Super agent Scott Boras denounced the widespread use of advanced stats in the valuation — and eventual signing — of free agents as an “analytic catastrophe” with Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports.
J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News spoke with a statistician who “believes he’s identified how MLB’s juiced balls affected pitch quality in 2016-17”.
Michael S. Schmidt and David Waldstein of the New York Times outlined allegations against agents Sam and Seth Levinson of ACES of assisting in the covering-up of MLB clients’ performance-enhancing drug use.
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David O’Brien of The Athletic detailed the Braves’ search for help on the mound and in the outfield this offseason.
Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia opined that with the cost of starting pitching in free agency being so inflated, the Phillies’ best course of action would be to trade for a frontline starter.
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This Date in Mets History
1984 – The Mets acquire infielder Howard Johnson from the Tigers in exchange for right-hander Walt Terrell. Johnson would go on to play nine seasons in Queens, slashing .251/.341/.459 with 192 home runs and 629 RBI.
1988 – The Mets send 1986 World Series champion Wally Backman to the Minnesota Twins for three minor-leaguers (Jeff Bumgarner, Steve Gasser, Toby Nivens).
2001 – The Yankees traded David Justice to the Mets in exchange for grand-slam single hero Robin Ventura, the first trade between the two teams since 1992 (Frank Tanana headed to the Bronx for a minor league pitcher, Kenny Greer).
Mets power hitting prospect Peter Alonso turns 24 today.