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The offseason: 1/8/2021

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The Mets are making their move

Wild Card Round - New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians - Game Two
Francisco Lindor now plays in the National League East
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If you’re not a fan of the Phillies division rivals improving themselves, Thursday was not a good day for you. The Mets appeared to pull off a significant upgrade in trading for shortstop Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco.

Phillies news

  • As any Phillies fan could tell you, the Phillies still have some work to do this offseason. Fortunately, Dave Dombrowski agrees, and lays out the team’s three biggest needs.
  • With one of those needs being relief pitching, should the Phillies see if Craig Kimbrel is available for trade?

MLB news

Rumor roundup

  • The trade would seemingly take the Mets out of the running for free agent George Springer.
  • With Lindor not an option, it seems more likely that DJ LeMahieu will wind up back in New York: