We are only a couple of days away from 2020, and there is increasing optimism among the New York Metsâ€™ fan base. Next season could be special. In the meantime, you can read all the recent news and rumors swirling around the team in this article.
Here are the New York Metsâ€™ news and rumors of the day:
NY Post: Joel Sherman wrote that there is precedent for players that missed most or all the games in a season that came back to mash the following year. He notes a few famous cases. Despite missing all of 2019 and most of 2018, the Mets are hopeful with Cespedes.
He can make as little as $6 million or as much as $20 million in 2020. Yet, if heâ€™s holding a grudge towards the Mets, he isnâ€™t showing it. He recently said that he can hit 40 homers next season.
MLB.com: David Adler highlighted the achievements of 13 rookies that had excellent debut seasons in 2019. Among them, of course, was the New York Metsâ€™ Pete Alonso, who led the Majors with 53 home runs.
Each player comes with a â€œkey stat.â€ In Alonsoâ€™s case, it wasnâ€™t the 53 home runs, but his 66 total barrels. He trailed only Jorge Solerâ€™s 70 in that area and tied with Mike Trout and Ronald Acuna.
Therealdeal.com: The Wilpons are sharing their real estate knowledge. Yes, they are selling the Mets, but they also have a parallel project developing stadiums, complexes, and other real estate, per Bloombers. The Sterling Project Development is its name, and among its known associates are the Green Bay Packers, the New York Islanders, and the MLS.
However, Rob Piersall argues that the acquisition price will not be worth the trouble at this point. The Metsâ€™ farm system is depleted and giving up Brandon Nimmo may be counterproductive, he explains.