The New York Mets news, rumors and links of the day are here! The Class-A short-season affiliate has a new manager, while the New York Post and MLB.com analyzed the roster construction.
Here are the New York Metsâ€™ news and rumors of the day:
NY Post: Ken Davidoff made a deep dive in the New York Metsâ€™ offseason. He detailed the reasons for hope, including the teamâ€™s 40-21 run to finish 2019 and the presence of veterans with upside in one-year deals. He also explained some reasons for concern. Among those are whether Edwin Diaz can rebound or not and the big hit of losing Zack Wheeler.
The Post also names a few â€œremaining moves,â€ referring to Starling Marte as a target. They also explained that Jed Lowrie is the most likely member of the Mets to switch teams.
Redstormsports.com: Ed BlankMeyer, one of the most successful college coaches in the United States, is â€œgoing pro.â€ Yes, after serving the last 24 years as the head coach of the St. John’s baseball program, he resigned to take over the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Metsâ€™ Class-A short-season affiliate.
He is the winningest coach in both Red Storm and BIG EAST history. “For the past 25 years, it has been an honor and a privilege to call St. John’s home,” said Blankmeyer. “To leave my mark on a program built on the accomplishments of legends like Jack Kaiser and Joe Russo has been the proudest achievement of my career in baseball.â€ He had a 829-500-4 record.
In each and every position, he names the locks to make the roster. Also, he details a few players that are â€œpossibilitiesâ€ for specific positions.
Overall, the New York Mets project to have one of the most talented rosters in the National League. Yes, the rest of the NL East improved, but there is a good foundation in Queens.