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Morning Briefing: Edwin Díaz Speaks on Expectations Heading Into 2024

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Good morning, Mets fans!

On Friday, Mets star closer Edwin Díaz spoke with reporters in Port St. Lucie ahead of the team’s spring training. When asked about his expectations for 2024, Díaz explained that he expects to “stay healthy all year and help the team to win a championship.” Díaz also spoke about his injury recovery, saying that the last 12 months have been tough but that he has no restrictions heading into spring training.

After missing all of 2023, Díaz is now at 100% and will hope to return to form as one of the game’s best closers.

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Major League Baseball announced that it has suspended former Mets general manager Billy Eppler though the 2024 World Series. Eppler was investigated by Major League Baseball for improperly using the injured list, and the investigation concluded that Eppler deliberately fabricated injuries and did so at his sole discretion. The Mets released a statement following the announcement of the suspension stating they consider the matter closed and have no further comment.

Keith Law of The Athletic ranked the Mets’ minor league system 15th out of 30 teams. Despite the average ranking, Law praised the Mets for their busy trade deadline last season, as well as their draft history.

Former Mets fan-favorite Bartolo Colón opened up about testing positive for a banned substance two years before he joined the Mets. Colón explained on Alofoke, a Dominican-based Youtube show that it took him a month and a half to build up the courage to tell his father.

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The Blue Jays officially announced that they signed pitcher Yariel Rodríguez to a five-year contract.

Veteran pitcher Corey Kluber announced he is retiring from baseball on Instagram.

The Phillies announced that center fielder Brandon Marsh underwent successful left knee surgery on Friday. They anticipate he will be ready to play in three to four weeks and will be ready for opening day.

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks are looking to add a right-handed hitter to pair with Joc Pederson. Feinsand mentions Randal GrichukTommy Pham, and Adam Duvall as candidates.

The Marlins announced they acquired pitcher Darren McCaughan from the Mariners in exchange for cash considerations. In a corresponding move, the team designated outfielder Peyton Burdick for assignment.

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Elliot Teichman profiles Mets non-roster invitee, RHP Dominic Hamel.

Jack Ramsey looks at where Mets prospects landed on different top-100 prospect lists.

Jack Markowski analyzes the 2024 positional outlook at catcher for the Mets.

On This Date in Mets History

1982: General manager Frank Cashen made his first major trade for the Mets, sending Greg HarrisJim Kern, and Álex Treviño to the Reds for former 1977 MVP and five-time All-Star George Foster. Unfortunately, Foster would not be the same player again and struggled for parts of five seasons before being released during the 1986 season.

Birthdays: Omar Narváez (32), Travis d’Arnaud (35), Alberto Castillo (54), Bobby Jones (54), Lenny Dykstra (61)

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