Morning Briefing: Mets Add to Their Left-Handed Pitching Depth

Good Morning New York Mets Fans! We are another day closer to the start of spring training as pitchers and position players continue to head down early to Port St. Lucie to prep for the upcoming season.

Latest Mets News

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the Mets have signed free-agent lefty Sean Burnett to a minor-league contract without an invite to major-league camp.

Along with Burnett, Brodie Van Wagenen has now brought in southpaws Justin Wilson, Luis Avilan, Hector Santiago, and Ryan O’Rourke this offseason.

Eno Sarris of the Athletic debates whether or not this may be the year that Michael Conforto becomes a superstar.

Jon Heyman believes the Mets may have planned ahead for the possibility of a universal DH coming to America’s pastime sooner rather than later with the trade for Robinson Cano.

Heyman also advised that former Met, Jose Reyes has stayed in great shape this offseason with the hopes of catching on with another team.

Fangraphs looks at the new identity the Metropolitan pitchers have taken as of late.

Mets GM, Brodie Van Wagenen reflected on his first 100 days on the job.

Kevin Kernan writes on the “little fighter” who inspires Todd Frazier.

Latest MLB News

Reliever, Brad Boxberger agreed to a contract with the Kansas City Royals.

Major League Baseball cleared the Seattle Mariners of discrimination and misconduct in the workplace involving Dr. Lorena Martin

Rehabbing pitcher, Tom Koehler signed on with the Pittsburgh Pirates on a minor league deal.

Latest NL East News

The Miami Marlins are believed to want the Philadelphia Phillies top pitching prospect, Sixto Sanchez in a deal for J.T. Realmuto as reported by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

Gabriel Burns of the AJC takes a look at the NL East and if anyone has what it takes to catch the Atlanta Braves in 2019.

The Washington Nationals have brought back Jeremy Hellickson to compete for a spot in their rotation.

Latest on MMO

Tim Ryder writes on the improved situation, manager Mickey Callaway and his team find themselves in this upcoming season.

Josh Finkelstein looks at what the Metropolitans lineup may look like with the addition of a designated hitter.

Joe D lays down some knowledge when looking back on the team’s pinch hitting leaders.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1977, the Mets traded Hank Webb and Richard Sander to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Rick Auerbach.

Birthdays: Benny Ayala (68), Charlie Puelo (64) and Endy Chavez (41).

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