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The Mets are running an ad for the Super Bowl on Fox 5 New York. The Mets are relying on David Peterson and Tylor Megill to be key rotation depth this season. “If we have five starters make every single start all year they will be in the bullpen at some point, but that rarely ever happens. We need those guys. To do the things we want to as a team we need them to be the studs that they are,” said pitching coach Jeremy Hefner.
Acquired: 2022 MLB Draft, 2nd Round (University of Tennessee) 2022 Stats: 5 G (5 GS), 9.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER (1.93 ERA), 7 BB, 11 K, .191 BABIP (Rookie/Low-A) A Tennessee native, Janzen Blade Tidwell helped lead Loretto High School to three straight state tournament appearances, including a TSSAA Class A State Title in 2017 when he was a freshman. A two-way player, he hit .557 with 6 home runs and 15 steals in his junior season in 2019 while going a perfect 8-0 in 53.0 innings pitched, striking out 107. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was not able to play much organized baseball in 2020, his senior year, but it really didn’t matter much, as already had an incredibly array of baseball tools and was considered a high priority follow by scouts and evaluators. He had many suitors, but none were able to meet his pre-draft bonus demands, so he honored his commitment to the University of Tennessee.
The Mets and Jeff McNeil have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $50 million, according to Jeff Passan. The deal includes a fifth-year club option that could run the deal up to $63.75 million. You may recall that McNeil was the lone Met to not settle on a contract...
Patrick McCarthy, son of former Mets and current Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy, is being considered for the number three role in the Mets’ radio booth. The Mets will try to determine whether or not Starling Marte will be ready by Opening Day in early February as the outfielder works his way back from core surgery in the offseason.