Morning Briefing: Mets Make Two More Depth Trades

Good morning Mets fans, we are just 36 days away from pitchers and catchers! Let’s take a quick look at what’s going on around the league as we begin another week of the offseason.

Latest Mets News

The Mets acquired infielder J.D. Davis and minor league utility infielder Cody Bohanek from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor leaguers Ross Adolph, Luis Santana, and Scott Manea.

Later Sunday afternoon, the team announced another deal. The Mets sent catcher Kevin Plawecki to the Cleveland Indians for right-handed starter Walker Lockett and minor league infielder Sam Haggerty.

Mike Puma of the New York Post, David Lennon of Newsday, and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com chronicled the day’s events, and J.J. Cooper of Baseball America added his thoughts as well.

MLB Pipeline updated the Astros’ farm system rankings with their new additions courtesy of the Mets.

Latest MLB News

Baseball America compiled every minor league pitcher who eclipsed 100 MPH last season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the hiring of Jeff Banister as special assistant to baseball operations.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network detailed the Indians’ trade negotiations involving starting pitchers Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes, the Nationals beat reporter for the Washington Post, will be reassigned to cover the 2020 presidential campaign.

Over the weekend, Mark Bowman and Todd Zolecki of MLB.com took questions from the fans regarding the Braves and Phillies offseasons, respectively.

Latest on MMO

Mitch Petanick outlined a “new standard” for relief pitchers in his latest.

Tim Ryder opined that, despite reports to the contrary, the Mets should most definitely be in the market for a starting outfielder.

This Date in Mets History

1992 – Tom Seaver is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame with a then-record 98.84 voting percentage among BBWAA voters.

2008 – The Mets sign relief pitcher Duaner Sanchez to an $850,000 deal.

Birthdays

Carlos Diaz turns 61; Craig Shipley turns 56; Jorge Toca turns 44; Francisco Rodriguez turns 37.

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