Brodie Speaks

Live from San Diego, the 2019 winter meetings are underway.

Representatives from all 30 major league teams and their 160 minor league affiliates are all in town.

This year, the meetings got off to a bang with Stephen Strasburg signing a record 7 year, 245 million dollar contract. Here’s some live footage of Gerritt Cole deciding on which offer he should accept.

Mets’ GM, Brodie Van Wagenen spoke to reporters this evening about his off-season plans. So, without further ado…

Let’s get into it.

YOENIS CESPEDES

The outfielder has begun a running program in addition to hitting and throwing.

“His activity level has increased, which is encouraging,” said Brodie Van Wagenen.

No firm answer about whether Cespedes would be ready for the 2020 season.

STEVE COHEN

Obviously, this is the biggest Met related story this off-season.

Credit to everyone in San Diego who attempted to ask Brodie about the team’s new potential owner in a number of different ways.

Van Wagenen simply said that he would not discuss anything related to the change in ownership.

“Business as usual.”

🙄

ZACK WHEELER

The Mets were interested in bringing Wheeler back, but “the value for investment didn’t line up.” Mets declined to make an offer when “the price point was going beyond how we valued him.”

MARCUS STROMAN

Van Wagenen said that his off-season technically started when he acquired Stroman from the Blue Jays at the trade deadline.

He views Stroman as Wheeler’s replacement.

STARTING PITCHING

The fifth starter slot for the Mets remains vacant. And I’ll be honest. Brodie’s comments on the matter were a little concerning.

He mentioned depth a bunch of times. He also mentioned Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman as possible candidates for the fifth starter role.

Yikes.

ROBINSON CANÓ

As of now, Canó is the team’s second baseman. There are no plans in motion to move him to third base.

Um. Yeah.

One interesting quote from Brodie tonight was “teams around us aren’t getting worse.” Ok. I’m glad you realize that. But then he said this…

Stranger things have happened.

But I don’t see the Mets doing anything this off-season.

“We played well the second half.”

“Depth. Depth. Depth.”

SAVE US STEVE COHEN!

 

 

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