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Injured Cespedes agrees to massive Mets pay cut

Yoenis Cespedes' salary for 2019 was cut in half and his pay for 2020 significantly reduced as part of a settlement of a grievance between the injured outfielder and the New York Mets.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have agreed on an amended contract, a source tells ESPN. While he remains with the team, the settlement significantly lower his salary from the planned $29.5 million.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

GM Brodie Van Wagenen called the Mets "the deepest starting pitching rotation in baseball." -- "With Lugo and Gsellman, on top of two added starting pitchers (Wacha, Porcello) we're now staring at eight potential starting pitchers ... As far as Syndergaard, we fully anticipate him to be at the front of our rotation along with Jake and Stroman and these other two guys that we've added and Matz. We're feeling very good about it. Don't have any intention of changing course."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

GM Brodie Van Wagenen said starting pitching was a priority for the Mets, and they continued to prove that today in reaching a one-year deal with 2016 Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello. Porcello will be looking to bounce back from a down year in 2019, where he posted a career-high 5.52 ERA over 32 starts. Including Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman and Steven Matz, and after also adding Michael Wacha on a one-year deal, the Mets will have six pitchers competing for five spots.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Mets hope former Cardinals starter Michael Wacha has a bounce-back year in 2020 and becomes a solid option to round out their starting rotation, replacing Zack Wheeler. Wacha, a CAA client, will need to stay healthy in order to have any chance at regaining the effectiveness he showed in 2013-15; had a 4.76 ERA in 2019.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Making MLB history! Four managers of Puerto Rican heritage: Carlos Beltrán, Dave Martínez, Alex Cora and Charlie Montoyo.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Por primera vez en la historia de las Grandes Ligas habrá cuatro dirigentes de raíces puertorriqueñas: Carlos Beltrán, Dave Martínez, Alex Cora y Charlie Montoyo.


BBTN: Reaction To Gerrit Cole's Record Contract

Nine years. $324 million. Karl Ravech reacts to Gerrit Cole's record deal with the Yankees, its impact on the AL East and how the signing makes the Yankees the biggest World Series favorite in years. Then, New York Post's Joel Sherman on what Cole's decision ultimately came down to (19:15) and ESPN's Marly Rivera with a story on the moment she found out about the signing (37:23). And, SNY's Steve Gelbs with the latest on the Mets and how MLB's investigation into the Astros will impact new manager Carlos Beltran (37:23).

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

First-year New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran declined to comment on the sign-stealing investigation involving his former team, the Houston Astros. He also declined to answer when he was asked if MLB investigators had interviewed him in the matter. "I'm here to talk Mets baseball."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A whole new look in the Mets dugout! Manager Carlos Beltrán alongside his bench coach, Hensley Meulens.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen states once again that starting pitching continues to be a priority for the Mets.


BBTN: The Latest From The MLB Winter Meetings

With the MLB winter meetings underway in San Diego, Buster welcomes ESPN's Alden Gonzalez (20:51) and Jesse Rogers (31:51) to discuss the latest in the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes, landing spots for Anthony Rendon, the trade markets for Kris Bryant and Wilson Contreras and more. Plus, Tim Kurkjian on last night's Hall of Fame inductions and Sarah Langs with her take on the changes coming to Mets ownership (11:02).

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Astros trade OF Marinsick to Mets for 2 prospects

Jake Marisnick, an outfield defensive replacement who hit .233 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs for the Astros last season, has been traded to the Mets for prospects Blake Taylor and Kenedy Corona.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Jake Marisnick is headed to the Mets, sources confirm to ESPN. Two prospects will head back to the Astros. Neither is considered big name. @Ken_Rosenthal had Marisnick going to New York.

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Sources: Phillies seen as top bidder for Wheeler

The Phillies are seen by sources as the most potent bidders for free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney, with the Reds, White Sox and Rangers also involved.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2411th
Quality Starts833rd
Batting Average.25711th
On Base Percentage.32810th
Slugging Percentage.44211th