Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets have invited 13 non-roster players to spring training. These 13 will join the eight veterans who were signed this offseason to minor league deals with invites to spring training.
Latest Mets News
Per Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, Jed Lowrie‘s contract will be broken up into a $5 million signing bonus, a $6 million 2019 salary, a $9 million 2020 salary, $500,000 in incentives for having 550 plate appearances and $500,000 if traded.
WCBS 880 officially announced the Mets radio team. Howie Rose and Wayne Randazzo will call the games, Ed Coleman will conduct pregame coverage, Randazzo will also conduct postgame coverage and Brad Heller will present sports coverage for the station in addition to serving as the pregame coverage fill-in.
John Harper of SNY wrote about how Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein did not want to fire Mets newly-hired hitting coach Chili Davis. It was the displeasure of players like Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo among others that forced Epstein’s hand.
Latest MLB News
Travis Sawchik of FiveThirtyEight pumped the brakes on those who think the MLB should take action on shifts by presenting information on how hitters are starting to kill the shift on their own.
Tony Abbatine of Baseball America tackled the question of “When is too much hitting instruction dangerous?”
Latest NL East News
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald explained why the Miami Marlins have yet to spend on major league talent this offseason.
The Atlanta Braves announced their 2019 promotional schedule.
Latest on MMO/MMN
Rich Coutinho offered some changes that he felt would be good for the game of baseball.
Marshall Field reacted to Brodie Van Wagenen’s comments at Lowrie’s introductory press conference on Wednesday.
Daniel Muras shared the results of the “2018 Mets Minors Pitchers of the Year” voting done by the MMN staff.
Roberto Correa wrote about the next five prospects (Nos. 40-36) on the “MMN 2019 Top 50 Prospects” list.
This Day in Mets History
2005: The Mets signed Roberto Hernandez. He went 8-6 with a 2.58 ERA in 67 appearances and 69 2/3 innings out of the bullpen.