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Morning Briefing: Steve Cohen, A New Era Of Mets Baseball – metsmerizedonline.com

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Good Morning, Mets fans and Happy Halloween!

Latest Mets News

Steven Cohen is the new owner of the New York Mets! Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported the MLB Owner vote in favor of Cohen and Tim Healey of Newsday reported the approval by the City of New York.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post shared the comments from Steve Cohen’s statement on the approval, where Cohen announced that he will be reinstating the full salaries of Mets employees pre-pandemic, thus reversing the 5-30% salary cuts that were implemented in March. Tim Healey posted Cohen’s entire statement on Twitter.

After 40 years being the majority owner of the Mets, Fred Wilpon made a statement on the sale of the team, which can be found here.

Noah Syndergaard comments on the sale of the New York Mets: “All I plead is that the new owner treats players and personnel in the organization like people and less like expendable commodities. That being said, I couldn’t be more excited having the real life Bobby Axelrod leading the charge.” Syndergaard disclosed his comments to Mike Puma with the NY Post.

Mike Mayer of MetsMerizedOnline reported that the Mets have claimed right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Anthony DiComo of MLB reported that the Mets also claimed right-handed reliever Jacob Barnes off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

Latest MLB News

Mike Mayer of MetsMerizedOnline shared the statement from Major League Baseball on the sale of the New York Mets.

ESPN KBO writer Daniel Kim reported that former Met Wilmer Font will be signing a contract with the SK Wyverns.

The Detroit Tigers have announced that A.J. Hinch will be their new manager. Hinch signed a multi-year contract

Jeff Passan of ESPN looked into the signing of Tony La Russa as the new manager of the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, and with the recent signing of A.J. Hinch as manager of the Tigers, Passan took a deeper look at how those two came to be the managers for their respective teams.

Tim Britton of the Athletic reported that the MLB’s November Owners’ Meetings and December Winter Meetings have been canceled and will be held remotely this year.

Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun wrote an article on the potential sale of the Baltimore Orioles and the potential suitors if the team is on the market.

The Toronto Blue Jays announced some updates for their roster. The team exercised their 2021 club option on RHP Rafael Dolis and declined their club option on RHP Chase Anderson.

The Chicago Cubs have declined Jon Lester’s $25M option for the 2021 season. The team is planning to exercise Anthony Rizzo‘s option.

The Cleveland Indians declined the options for Carlos Santana, Domingo Santana, and Brad Hand. The Indians do, however, pick up Roberto Perez‘s option.

The Chicago White Sox declined Edwin Encarnacion and Gio Gonzalez‘s options and exercise Leury Garcia‘s option.

The Texas Rangers declined Corey Kluber‘s $18M 2021 option.

The Tampa Bay Rays chose to decline the options for Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino.

The Yankees declined J.A. Happ‘s option and decline Brett Gardners option.

MLBTR writer Anthony Franco reports the latest news on a 2021 Minor League Baseball season.

Latest NL East News

The Braves are rumored to be interested in Georgia native Adam Wainwright.

The Miami Marlins decline Brandon Kintzler‘s option.

Latest on MMO

Ryan Finkestein wrote a 2020 MMO Report Card for Chasen Shreve.

Michael Mayer reports that MLB owners have officially approved Steve Cohen’s bid to buy the Mets.

Mayer also reported that De Blasio had given his approval from the City of New York for Steve Cohen to buy the Mets.

Mayer reported the statement from Cohen following his approval to be the new owner of the Mets.

Mayer discussed the new Mets signings of Nick Tropeano and Jacob Barnes.

On This Day in Mets History

Happy Birthday Tim Byrdak (47) and Steve Trachsel (50)!

2008: The Mets exercise their $12M option on Carlos Delgado.

2011: The Mets announce that the team is moving the left and right field fences in towards home plate and they are lowering the home run line.

As always stay happy, healthy, and safe!

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