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With the arbitration deadline to settle with players ending at 1 p.m. on Friday afternoon, MLB groups had some service to take care of. It was a hectic day in baseball yesterday, to say the least.
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The Mets, together with all MLB groups, settled most of their contracts with players to prevent arbitration, except for J.D. Davis, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Michael Mayer of MMO made a running list of each agreement the Mets chose Friday.
Jacob Resnick of MMO shared a video of Mets reliever Drew Smith throwing a bullpen session, noting how well his breaking ball is moving.
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The New York Yankees have signed RHP Corey Kluber according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. The offer is pending physicals at this time.
According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Bay Rays are planning to open their ballpark to a restricted variety of fans for the start of the 2021 season.
Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic reports that the Houston Astros and MLB are being sued by the Tri-City ValleyCats for the small league re-alignment. Obviously, the MLB emailed them and explained that they should not speak out about it.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Los Angeles Angels have come to an agreement to sign free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki to a 1 year $1.5 M agreement.
Wilmer Difo and the Pittsburgh Pirates remain in agreement to a $1M contract with rewards if he reaches the majors according to Robert Murray from MLB Insider.
According to Red Sox beat writer Chris Cotillo the Red Sox are in on INF Marwin Gonzalez as well as numerous other free-agent infield alternatives.
Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the Chicago White Sox have struck an offer with Yoelqui Cespedes (brother of Yoenis Cespedes). Yoelquis contract is for $2.05 M.
Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM reports that the Chicago Cubs remain in arrangement with Kris Bryant on a $19.5 M contract to avoid arbitration hearings.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Yankees and Gleyber Torres have concurred on a $4M agreement, avoiding arbitration.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com states that the Houston Astros can not pertain to an agreement with SS Carlos Correa. The two sides will exchange figured and “most likely” go to an arbitration hearing.
The Red Sox accepted a 1 year contract with Rafael Devers for the 2021 season.
The Yankees accepted agreements with eight of their arbitration-eligible players.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have actually not reached a contract with both Walker Buehler or Austin Barnes and those offers will either go to arbitration hearings or force the Dodgers to offer them a multi-year deal, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group.
James Fegan of The Athletic reports that the White Sox and Lucas Giolito have actually avoided arbitration with a $4.15 M offer for 2021.
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Patrick Glynn of MMO reports on the most recent deal the Philadelphia Phillies have actually made to All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto. The new deal has to do with nine-figures.
Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports that the Phillies have actually signed starter Vince Velasquez for $4M. The Phillies announced those they concerned terms with on contracts.
The Miami Marlins signed worldwide player, SS Yiddi Cappe.
The Atlanta Braves signed global gamer, Ambioris Tavarez to a small league contract with a $1.5 M signing perk.
The Braves also accepted a contract with Max Fried for $3.5 M and signedA.J Minter to an one-year $1.5 M contract.
The Washington Nationals have actually consented to contracts with ten worldwide free-agents.
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Ryan Finkelstein reported on the most current from Trevor May, who discussed his expect the Mets to obtain OF George Springer this offseason.
Rich Mancuso talked about the possibility of the Mets getting Gio Gonzalez this offseason mentioning Gonzalezs remarks to an MMO author where he discussed ending his career in New York, as Citi Field is his “comfort zone”
On This Day in Mets History
2003: Gary Carter ends up being the very first player, and the only player to use a Montreal Expos hat on his Hall of Fame plaque. While he had actually expressed interest in being celebrated as a New York Met, this was the hat that was picked for him.
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