Meet the Mets: Hip Surgery for David Peterson
David Peterson, a key pitcher for the New York Mets, recently underwent hip surgery and is expected to be out of action for six to seven months. This unfortunate setback will significantly impact the team’s pitching depth, as Peterson is expected to miss the start of the upcoming season.
During the GM meetings, David Stearns, the Mets’ general manager, reiterated his confidence in Pete Alonso’s presence on the team for the next season. Alonso, represented by his new agent Scott Boras, has expressed his willingness to consider a contract extension with the Mets. Boras and Stearns are expected to engage in frequent discussions throughout the offseason.
It has been an eventful week for the Mets organization as they gear up for the offseason. Additionally, former Mets player Darryl Strawberry will be honored with induction into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.
Around the National League East
Ron Washington, the third base coach for the Atlanta Braves, has been hired as the new manager for the Los Angeles Angels. There are speculations that he might bring Eric Young Sr. with him to his new organization.
The Philadelphia Phillies have decided to keep Bryce Harper at his new position of first base for the upcoming season, following his debut in that role last season.
Agent Scott Boras has confirmed that Stephen Strasburg will not be able to pitch at the major league level again. However, the Washington Nationals are still figuring out how to handle his contract and he continues to occupy a roster spot.
Around Major League Baseball
Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman, representing the New York Yankees, faced criticism after their recent media address regarding the disappointing finish to the season.
Scott Boras, known for his entertaining press conferences, proposed a neutral site for the World Series, which received mixed reactions within the baseball community.
A stomach virus has been spreading among attendees of the GM meetings, leading to considerations of canceling the event.
MLB executives have a strong belief that Shohei Ohtani, a highly sought-after free agent, will sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto is expected to secure a $200 million contract this offseason. However, concerns have been raised about his ability to handle the demands of pitching every fifth day due to his small stature.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane, in his ongoing efforts, is actively searching for bullpen help for the Mets.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1978, the New York Mets announced the resignation of M. Donald Grant, the man responsible for driving Tom Seaver out of the team, effective at the end of the year.