The Pirates’ signing of Carlos Santana was in part driven by the team’s belief that next year’s restriction on infield shifts will help to boost the veteran switch-hitter’s production, general manager Ben Cherington told reporters after finalizing the deal this week (link via Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Beyond that, Santana’s reputation as a leader and mentor … [Read more...] about NL Notes: Pirates, Santana, Reds, Phillies, Mets, Kahnle
With the free agency of New York Mets ace, Jacob deGrom, there have been some recent updates provided. Pertaining to the Mets and deGrom specifically, though, there has been no new buzz. However, all along, it has seemed as if there has been mutual interest. The Mets did happen to meet with one ace on the market yesterday, Carlos Rodon. It suggests that the Mets do have a … [Read more...] about Mets: Latest buzz surrounding Jacob deGrom’s free agency
For the New York Mets to take the next step in the 2023 postseason, their lineup has got to produce at a higher level. Whether it be re-signing Brandon Nimmo or signing Trea Turner, most expect Steve Cohen to pay one big-time bat to a significant contract this free agency. However, they will still likely need more, and in particular, more of a power bat presence added to … [Read more...] about How should the Mets approach their DH spot this offseason?
Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets are looking to pair one of Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander, or Carlos Rodon with Max Scherzer at the top of their rotation. Meeting with Verlander and Rodon are considered contingency plans if deGrom leaves. On that note, the Mets are set … [Read more...] about Mets Morning News for November 30, 2022
This week, we talk about the funny events that preceded and followed MLB’s investigation into the Mets and Yankees, the latest free agency rumors, and Thanksgiving holiday highlights. Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting … [Read more...] about A Pod of Their Own: NO COLLUSION!
Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images Reviewing the Hall of Fame cases for all of the former Mets on the 2023 ballot It’s almost December, which means it’s time for one of the most maddening parts of the baseball calendar: Hall of Fame voting season. The voting process for the Baseball Hall of Fame has been reduced to a farce, as baseball writers from across the country … [Read more...] about A look at the former Mets on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot
Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images The lefty masher could’ve done more if not for a hamstring injury. Going into the season, there was a fear that the Mets had a designated hitter problem. This is borderline ironic, as the Mets had a bevy of players that didn’t have a natural position on the field, and would make fine designated hitters in theory. But after Robinson … [Read more...] about Daniel Vogelbach was a welcome mid-season addition
Free-agent starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is still watching his market take shape. It appears there’s a mystery team chatting with the right-hander out of public view. We tried to pinpoint which MLB teams not currently connected to deGrom could be playing that role. The Tampa Bay Rays weren’t mentioned for all the obvious reasons. Naturally, news dropped just hours later that … [Read more...] about Tampa Bay Rays’ Jacob deGrom interest shouldn’t be discounted
Like many teams hanging out at the top of the free-agent market, the Mets have lots of things cooking right now. Finding a designated hitter doesn’t appear to be one of them. However, they’ve been very active in the starting pitching market while staying in touch with center fielder Brandon Nimmo. But in a recent article by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, he said this about … [Read more...] about Mets appear to prefer elite starting pitcher over re-signing Brandon Nimmo