Good morning Mets fans! The Mets had another quiet offseason day on Thursday. They signed a couple of minor leaguers while they saw one of their division rivals snag an All-Star reliever.
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Jay Horwitz shared his “Amazin’ Mets Alumni Podcast” where he sat down with John Franco and discussed his career, baseball after the Sept. 11 attacks, Tug McGraw and the pranks Franco played on Horwitz.
The Mets are looking for people to join their “Social Media Fan Board” for the 2019 season.
“I want to force someone’s hand,” Alonso said in the interview. “I want to be the guy.”
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Cliff Corcoran of The Athletic wrote about what it takes for a new advanced stat to go mainstream. His article was in response to Baseball Prospectus’ introduction of Deserved Runs Created Plus (DRC+) a month ago.
The New York Daily News let go its sports editor Eric Barrow according to Keith J. Kelly of the New York Post. Barrow, who has been with the paper for 15 years, will not be replaced.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com gave a look at where the top-10 remaining free agents stand.
There were less minor league pitchers who hit 100 MPH in 2018 than there were in last three seasons according to J.J. Cooper of Baseball America.
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Matt Musico dug into the numbers to see how many times in the last decade that the Mets had a top MLB offense.
Josh Finkelstein suggested that the Mets add a starting pitcher since relying on all the current starters to stay completely healthy all year with their track records of health would be unwise.
Jacob Resnick examined some Mets minor leaguers who broke out in 2018 and took a look at some that may break out in 2019.
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