Morning Briefing: Pitchers and Catchers Report Today!

Good Morning Mets Fans!

The day we’ve all been waiting for all winter has finally arrived! While many of the players have already arrived in Port St. Lucie, today marks the date that every pitcher and catcher need to report!

In only 11 days, Mets baseball will return as they’ll face the Braves.

There are only 44 days left until Opening Day!

Latest Mets News

Baseball America named the Mets as one of the teams that would benefit from a DH.

MetsMerizedOnline’s own Jacob Resnick hears that Andrew Church is giving it a second go-around.

Resnick also mentioned that the Mets have signed Alfredo Escalera to a minor-league deal.

Mike Francesa of WFAN interviewed Brodie Van Wagenen about his offseason additions.

Ken Davidoff of The New York Post believes the Mets should sign Dallas Keuchel.

The purest thing you’ll see all day is Terry Collins finally running in Jeurys Familia.

According to Tim Healey of Newsday, Endy Chavez will come back to the Mets organization as a coach for the Cyclones.

MetsMerizedOnline’s own Michael Mayer first tweeted out that the Mets have signed former farmhand Travis Taijeron to a minor-league deal.

Latest in the MLB

Kyler Murray has officially announced that he will forgo baseball in order to focus on football going forward. Jeff Passan of ESPN tweets out that the Athletics will get back the majority of the money they handed to Murray after drafting him.

John Sickels published his Top 100 prospects list in his first article for The Athetlic

Tim Tebow held his annual “Night to Shine” prom, an dance for those who have special needs.

The Athletics inked Nick Hundley to a minor-league deal.

Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle initially reported that the Athletics are close to adding Brett Anderson to their rotation

Across the bay, the Giants signed former A’s backstop Stephen Vogt to a minor-league contract.

Marcus Stroman announced the birth of his first children.

Jerry Blevins indicated that the fact that the A’s were the club he debuted with was the main reason that he signed with them.

A household name will join the Pirates for spring training:

The Cubs have made official their earlier-reported pact with Brad Brach.

The Reds and Major League Baseball are teaming up to commemorate the sport’s 150th anniversary.

Latest News in the NL East 

Talkin’ Chop previewed the Braves rotation going into 2019.

A source told ESPN that Derek Jeter isn’t happy with the Marlins’ rebuild.

Latest on MMO

Mike Silva published his latest Talkin’ Mets podcast.

Carl Weber wrote a Fan Shot about his relationship with Ed Kranepool.

Matt Musico looked at what we should expect from Jed Lowrie in 2019.

John Flanigan composed a piece about J.D. Davis‘ chances to make the Major-League roster.

Flanigan also noted how Juan Lagares is in the stereotypical “the best shape of his life.”

Robert Correa analyzed MMO’s No.11 prospect Desmond Lindsay.

Jacob Resnick continued his series of looking the Mets NRI’s with his latest entry: Dilson Herrera

On this Date in Mets History

1992: Keith Hernandez appeared on Seinfeld.

Birthdays: Tim Redding (42), Dennis Springer (55), Lenny Randle (71), Francisco Estrada (72)

Let’s Go Mets!

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Hey everyone, my name's Matt Mancuso and I'm currently studying business at TCNJ. I cover the Mets minor-league system for MMN and MMO. Follow me on at https://twitter.com/Cuso__.