The Opener: Mets, Giants, Orioles

Here are three things to watch out for across baseball today.

1. How many moves are there left for the Mets?

After their jaw-dropping signature Carlos Correa To play third base, the Mets made another move last night and shipped James McCann Add out to the Orioles Danny Mendick in a million dollar deal. Mets officials reportedly expect Mendic to be all set for his March 30th season opener, so his signing has sparked speculation that: is likely to further incite Eduardo EscobarAlready relegated to the bench by Correa. Correa’s signature also leaves Brett Beatty When Mark Vientos Block at third base. Both prospects are available to play other positions (Battie can play in the outfield, but Vientos is better at DH than he is at 1st or 3rd), but Billy Eppler’s Front his office may be willing to hang them in trade talks now that the long-term answers are in place. at third base. A deal like this could inspire even more moves. For example, the Mets have already reportedly Carlos Carrasco, and if the trade is likely to land another starter and force Carrasco out of the starting rotation, they’ll be even more willing to do so. Whatever the concrete move from here, the Mets have been one of the most active teams in the offseason and show no signs of slowing down so far.

2. Have you heard the Giants side of the Correa situation?

After the contract between Correa and the Giants fell apart due to medical concerns, Correa agent Scott Boras came out to the media to explain his and his client’s side of the story. was characterized by San Francisco as concerned about an injury that predates Correa’s majors days, and the Giants eventually came to the negotiating table before Boras felt the need to resume talks with other clubs. Says he didn’t return, leading to Correa’s new contract. Mets. The Giants have remained relatively silent on the topic, with baseball operations president Farhan Zaidi simply stating that the team is not authorized to disclose confidential medical information. Given the lackluster nature of the game and the confusion and frustration it has caused among Giants followers, fans are certainly hoping for a clearer explanation and resolution to the entire ordeal over the next few days.

3. Will the Orioles deal from position player surplus?

The Orioles’ offseason so far has been pretty active, if not to the level some fans had hoped for. Kyle Gibson, Adam FraserWhen Michael Givens Everyone agreed to a one-year deal, but the organization chose McCann as backup Adley Lutschman Last night. Still, there’s still plenty to do in Baltimore. Last year in the highly competitive AL East he won 83, escaping bottom and making up the most surprised roster. The most noticeable hole in the team is the starting rotation. Dean Kramer Although his ERA last season was below 4.00, Gibson may actually be downgraded from the Inning Eaters. jordan lylesAfter the Orioles rejected the 2023 team option, they left for Kansas City. But luckily for him and his fans, Baltimore has a number of interesting pieces that could draw trade interest from other clubs and make deals possible.slick fielding shortstop Jorge Mateo While he’s already known to have trade interest from teams, there are other players that may be available. Ramon Urias He won a Gold Glove for his work at third base in 2022, Jordan Westberg When Joey Ortiz I was able to push him out of his day-to-day role. The Marlins would be his partner in a particularly attractive trade for Baltimore. They have so many rotation options, but so much need for the bat, that the two clubs seem a perfect match to close the deal. The Sox could join the infield mix, but Baltimore may be wary of trading divisional rivals like Boston. While not necessarily looking out for the bat, teams that lost shortstops to free agency this offseason, like the Dodgers and Braves, have given Mateo a glove at the shortstop to make up for internal options at the position. You may be interested.

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