Mets could introduce Buck Showalter on Tuesday, new scoreboards, and is a division rival in on Michael Conforto?
The Marlins have shown interest in Michael Conforto this winter
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The Mets are expected to hold a press conference on Tuesday to introduce Buck Showalter (New York Post)
Showalter and the Mets brass have already begun exploring options for the coaching staff (New York Post)
Samsung and the Mets will partner to install new ribbon scoreboards around the stadium for the 2022 season, and a new, larger scoreboard in center field for the 2023 season (team release)
Here’s a look at the scoreboards which will be installed at Citi Field by 2023:
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MLB and the MLBPA are not expected to discuss core economic issues for a new collective bargaining agreement until January (Athletic)
The league and union have met since the lockout began, recently discussing issues around PED violations, scheduling, the joint domestic violence agreement, and more (ESPN)
The Marlins have had discussions with Scott Boras regarding Michael Conforto (Man on Second Baseball)
Freddy Galvis is close to signing with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball (Yahoo Japan)
The A’s are narrowing their search for a new manager on Mark Kotsay (MLB Network)
After settling on language in his new contract, Justin Verlander’s deal with the Astros is now official (ESPN)
Would be great if they did something to stop the wind blowing in from outfield which often turns HRs into flyouts.