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Morning Briefing: Marlins to Allow 20% Capacity at Marlins Park in 2021

Good morning, Mets fans! We are just one day away from pitchers and catchers reporting back to Clover Park in Port Saint Lucie for the start of Spring Training! Yesterday was a busy day for trades and acquisitions across Major League Baseball. Check out everything that happened on Monday in our briefing below.

Latest Mets News

Anthony DiComo of SNY talks with Mets Public Relations staff member Jeremy Hefner about his pre-camp impressions of Jacob deGromCarlos CarrascoMarcus Stroman, and Trevor May.

Per Mike Puma of the New York Post, prior to his signing to return to Seattle, the Mets’ offer to James Paxton was $6 million. He received $8.5 million guaranteed from the Mariners. Incentives could take it to $10 million.

Per Ken Rosenthal of MLB on FOX, free-agent outfielder Kevin Pillar is in an agreement with the Mets on a one-year deal. Anthony DiComo and Jon Heyman were the first with the report. Per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Kevin Pillar gets a guaranteed $5 million for one year from the Mets, per source. As Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported, it can also be a two-year deal worth as much as $10 million.

Per the New York Mets, the Mets Foundation donated $15,000 to the Treasure Coast Food Bank in St. Lucie County to purchase food that Mets’ President Sandy Alderson and Brandon Nimmo helped distribute to families in need at Clover Park. A video posted by the Mets on Twitter recaps the food drive and the impact it had on the community.

Per Ken Rosenthal, former New York Met and free-agent catcher Robinson Chirinos is in agreement with the New York Yankees on a minor league deal, per sources telling The Athletic.

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Bob Klapisch of NJ Advance Media discusses in an article how Zoom is changing (in a bad way) how you follow the Yankees.

Per MLB Trade Rumors, the Oakland Athletics are signing Yusmeiro Petit.

Per Ken Rosenthal of MLB on FOX, The Oakland Athletics are also in agreement with free-agent reliever Sergio Romo on a one-year deal.

Per Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com, the Boston Red Sox were one of a few teams who watched reliever Chaz Roe throw a bullpen session over the weekend. Roe spent 17-20 with the Rays, so Bloom’s familiar. 3.45 ERA in 151 appearances with Tampa Bay.

Katherine Fitzgerald of USA Today discusses the Pedro Gomez Foundation helping Journalism students.

Per Mark J. Burns of the Sports Business Journal, Jomboy Media gets $1 Million funding from the likes of Cubs outfielder Ian Happ, filmmaker Eli Roth, Actors Patrick Shriver ad Sammy Lerner, media executive, Tal Shachar, and more, via Chris Smith of Forbes.

Per Craig Mish of Sports Grid, the Miami Marlins will allow 20% capacity at Marlins Park to start the season per Marlins CEO Derek Jeter.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that per Jason Kipnis formerly of the Cubs, Kipnis announces that he has signed with the Atlanta Braves. Kipnis in a tweet stated, “Atlanta, here we come! Excited to join the Braves organization this season.”

Per Ken RosenthalHirokazu Sawamura is in agreement on a deal with the Red Sox. Per sources, the deal is two years, $3 million with an option for a third year. The deal has potential to grow to three years, $7.65 million if Sawamura hits every performance bonus and escalator. There is also an option described as conditional and complex.

Per Jon Heyman of MLB Network, left-handed relief pitcher Adam Conley has agreed to a deal with the Rakuten Eagles. Craig Mish of Sports Grid was the first on the report.

Per Hector Gomez, MLB Insider and Sports Journalist of De Banica, right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colon has reached a one-year deal with Acereros de Monclovo in Liga Mexicana, per Roberto Espinoza.

Per Dennis Lin of The Athletic, Keone Kela and the San Diego Padres are in an agreement on a Major League deal, pending a physical.

Per Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic, the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed pitcher Matt Shoemaker, sources confirm. Jeff Passan of ESPN was first to report the deal.

Per Ken Rosenthal, sources confirm that free-agent relief pitcher Justin Wilson is in agreement with the New York Yankees, pending a physical. Sweeney Murti of WFAN and Robert Murray were the first to report.

Per MLB Network, Spring Training Coverage will begin this week on MLB Network. It’s time for Baseball!

Per MLB Transaction Tracker, the Milwaukee Brewers have acquired outfielder Derek Fisher from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later.

Per MLB Trade Rumors, the Colorado Rockies have signed C.J. Cron to a Minor League deal.

Per MLB Trade Rumors, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed Travis Jankowski to a Minor League contract.

Per MLB Trade Rumors, the Minnesota Twins are set to Matt Shoemaker.

Per MLB Trade Rumors, the Cleveland Indians are signing Blake Parker.

Latest on MMO

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Brian Devine breaks down the NL East Positional Rankings between McNeil vs Albies at Second Base.

Matt Musico dives into Pete Alonso’s desire to master the Strike Zone.

Jack Ramsey looks at under the radar Mets’ bullpen candidates for 2021.

Rob Piersall discusses how the Mets can put the cherry on top of an already successful winter.

Rob Piersall discusses the Mets being in contact with Trevor Rosenthal.

Rob Piersall discusses the Yankees signing southpaw and former Met, Justin Wilson

Alexis Farinacci discusses the Mets’ interest in right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker.

Jordan Brown breaks down the Mets’ one-year deal with outfielder Kevin Pillar.

MMO Digital

On today’s episode of Locked On Mets, Ryan Finkelstein tries to make sense of the Mets signing Kevin Pillar after making a similar move to sign Albert Almora just last week. Ryan also talks about a piece he wrote for MMO, that will be published later today, which looks into a potential platoon at third base of J.D. Davis and Luis Guillorme.

On This Date in Mets History

2013: Mets remember the life and memory of Gary Carter, who passed away on this day in 2013.

Birthdays:

Tommy Milone (34)Bill Pecota (61)

Let’s go Mets!

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🚑 Several people, including children, had to be transported to the hospital after a partial ceiling collapse at a middle school in Oakland Park.

Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene at Rickards Middle School, Friday morning.

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ARMED NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING: Last night, MBPD’s Street Crimes Unit along with @MiamiDadePD’s RID Unit arrested 36-year-old Willie Henry at 6 Street and Collins Avenue. Henry had committed multiple traffic infractions prior to being stopped.
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👮🏻‍♂️ Hialeah police said Saturday they have taken into custody the man allegedly responsible for shooting his ex-partner multiple times and killing her Friday morning.

The suspect was identified as Joel Luis Polanco.

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