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Former Yankee reliever Zack Britton on Mets’ radar

The Mets are in touch with Zach Britton, but there are gaps in negotiations.

His sinker looks good, but the speed of 91-92 mph keeps it from offering much more.

With questions about rotation and pitch clocks, the Mets may have no choice but to beef up their bullpen depth. …

It’s great that MLB has insurance for teams that lose players in the WBC, but star closer Edwin Diaz’s annual salary still counts in the Mets’ record $109 million luxury tax. It seems unfair to be …

Grayson Rodriguez looks like a star. Dan Duquette, the Orioles’ GM when they drafted him, explained: …if the Yankees ever try to trade Gleyber Torres, he’s now claiming a decent value.

Cardinals manager Oli Marmol, a very nice person, showed disapproval when he criticized Tyler O’Neal for not having a fight after he was kicked out of the house. I am working on walking because A rough start on the card. …

Logan Ohoppe looks like a very good catcher for the Angels. … Gary Sanchez is well placed to take his chances with the Giants. The Giants aren’t sold to Joey Bart (despite having some great names in the Bay Area). …the Reds look to have something good in lefty Nick Lodoro. …


Zach Britton
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The Blue Jays’ attempt to extend star pitcher Alec Manoa consisted of brief talks that went nowhere. It is believed that he never got close to Vlad Guerrero Jr. either. …


If the Pirates and Brian Reynolds don’t get over the opt-out hurdle, it could be the first time negotiations have broken down for that reason.

A seven-year extension for $100 million seems like a reasonable compromise, and would do well to show that the Pirates can keep their star. Both sides compromised on money.

But opting out is not a trivial hurdle, as Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa, Manny Machado and many others have seen what opting out has done.


The Padres checked Juan Soto for a possible winter extension.

The Padres love Soto and have done a great job signing megastars, but it’s going to be tougher this time.Soto’s mother and biggest fan lives in Dominica.

Additionally, agent Scott Boras considers Soto one of the greatest free agents of all time, alongside Alex Rodriguez. Soto is also 24 years old, six years younger than Machado and Bogaerts.

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