Good Morning Mets Fans!! There are 36 days left until Opening Day!!
At 12:24 P.M. Jeff Passan of ESPN sent out a tweet that floored every baseball fan alive. The San Diego Padres had signed the co-star of the free-agent market, shortstop/third baseman, and greatest fielder alive Manny Machado.
Machado, 26, was handed a record-shattering 10-year, $300 million deal with an opt-out after year five. With Fernando Tatis Jr.steadily moving up the pipeline, the Padres could own the best left-side of baseball in a few years. With Machado, the Padres’ offense should be a force to be reckoned with. Stay Classy, San Diego
Meanwhile, the Mets are ecstatic that Machado didn’t land in the NL East with one Mets official saying: “Now let Harper sign with the Giants and call it a winter.”
Latest Mets News
Adieny Hechavarria told Matt Ehalt of The Record that one of the main points why he said with the Mets was the opportunity to play on playoff-level caliber team.
Brodie Van Wagenen switched it up at minor-league camp and focused Tuesday’s workouts on team-building activities instead.
The Mets are also planning to incorporate more team-bonding activities in their spring-training schedule per Tim Healey of Newsday.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post explains how big of an impact Adam Guttridge is having behind the scenes.
MetsMerizedOnline’s own Michael Mayer reports that the Mets have signed Cuban backstop Ariel Yera.
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Delin Betances said he sent a text to congratulate Machado and received an unenthusiastic response back of “Thanks.”
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic hears that the White Sox wouldn’t offer the same amount of years and money to Machado.
Jessica Camerato announced that she will be MLB.com’s beat reporter for the Red Sox.
Chris Strauss, the founder of the Athletic, looked back on the one-year anniversary on the launch of his revolutionary company.
Latest News in the NL East
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John Edwards wonders how the Mets defense will shape up.
Mike Silva published his latest Talkin’ Mets podcast with Tim Healey of Newsday as a special guest.
Ernest Dove snapped away at the Mets’ Spring training camp yesterday.
On this Date in Mets History
1989: The Mets signed Don Aase to a one year, $400,000 deal
2003: The Mets inked Tony Clark.
Let’s Go Mets!!