On Wednesday afternoon, Tim Healey of Newsday announced that the Mets had signed a one-year contract with former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha. Later, Joel Sherman of the New York Post provided additional details and said the deal should be worth $ 3 million, Wacha can earn up to $ 7 million in incentives.
Rob Manfred does not anticipate any problems or concerns about the purchase of Mets by billionaire Steve Cohen. The approval process should not face “government problems,” Manfred said, and Cohen would pay a modest $ 2.6 billion to have 80 percent of the club by 2025.
Michael Mayer of Mesmerized reported that the Mets are unlikely to get Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Mars without first paying a salary. Mayer noted that this would necessarily mean that the Mets should cut contracts similar to those of Jed Lowrie or Jeurys Family, or somehow abandon those contracts in an agreement for the gardener.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland Athletics would have an interest in Jed Lowrie if the Mets took a large portion of their salary in 2020.
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Congratulations to former Chicago Sox announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, winner of the 2020 Ford Frick Award for Transmission Excellence.
Jesse Rogers of ESPN said the 30 MLB teams would extend their safety net for the 2020 season.
Colorado Rockies pitcher has thrown pitcher Scott Oberg to a three-year extension of $ 13 million with an additional $ 8 million club option by 2023, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Lance McCullers Jr. of the Houston Astros tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that he would soon begin work on a mini-documentary detailing his recovery from Tommy John’s surgery and his return to the mound.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network transmitted a message from former pitcher Phil Coke, recently healed of an elbow operation, to any major league club in search of a replacement.
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Meghan Montemurro, of Athletic, takes stock of the field situation of the Philadelphia Phillies after signing Didi Gregorius.
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Michael Mayer gives us an overview of the draft Rule 5 and how the chips could potentially fall for our Mets.
On this date in the history of Mets
1975: After a season in which he set a record for the Mets club with 105 RBIs, outfielder Rusty Staub was sent to the Detroit Tigers by pitcher Mickey Lolich after asking for a raise (can you? Blame him ?)
1986: Look at all these Kevins! That day, the Mets sent Kevin Mitchell, Kevin Armstrong, Kevin Brown, Shawn Abner, and Stan Jefferson to the San Diego Fathers for Kevin McReynolds, Gene Walter, and Adam Ging.
2005: The Mets decide to try their luck with the box player José Valentin after a year away from the veteran and pay a lot. Valentin started the 2006 season as a substitute for the second baseman Kazuo Matsui. Still, after playing 6 of 9 with a double, a homer and six runs produced in two games in May, Valentin quickly took advantage of this first concert.