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Over the weekend, the Mets released their full 2021 Spring Training roster. The Mets also announced on Sunday they’ve signed right-handed pitcher Tommy Hunter and left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery to a minor league deals with an invitation to major league camp.

Those two additions bring the Mets number of players invited to big league camp to 70, the max for this season is 75 players. That means the Mets have decided to bring in 30 non-roster invitees (anyone not on the 40-man roster) for now.

Let’s take a look at those 30 names by position with age in parentheses.

Pitchers…


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The Mets made a flurry of moves on Wednesday in what continues to be an active offseason for the new regime.

First, they announced they’ve officially signed outfielder Albert Almora Jr. to a major league deal. The deal is worth a base of $1.25 million and then can get $100,000 if he gets 200 plate appearances, 250 PA’s, and 300 PA’s per Jon Heyman.

Almora will serve as the Mets defensive minded reserve outfielder, he has been 13 outs above average in center field over the last five seasons. Offensively, the 26-year-old has struggled to a 84 OPS+ in the…


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The Mets current roster projection should give fans a sense of hope and excitement for the 2021 season. They’ve added a superstar in Francisco Lindor, a frontline starter in Carlos Carrasco, upgraded at catcher with James McCann, signed a top bullpen arm in Trevor May, and acquired multiple other pieces that significantly improved their big league roster and overall depth.

Pitchers and catchers start next week and there’s still work to be done to the roster before Opening Day. …


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The biggest move the Mets made this offseason was clearly the trade that netted them superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland. Obviously, the deal was a home run for the Mets, but the fact remains they had to trade two of their major league infielders (Amed Rosario and Andrés Giménez) to get it done.

Earlier this week they traded for right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto, another good move I believe, but they designated infielder Robel Garcia for assignment to make room for Yamamoto on the 40-man roster.

And before either of these moves, it was already mentioned numerous…


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MLB Network finished their Top 10 Right Now countdown on Wednesday night with the right field position, where Mets’ outfielder Michael Conforto came in ranked at №7 by the Shredder.

The ranking of Conforto meant the Mets had a player at each position in the Top 10 except for third base and relief pitcher.

Third base is no surprise, given they had five different players man the hot corner in the shortened 2020 season. Two of those players are no longer with the team — veteran Todd Frazier (second on the team with 12 games a third) is a free…

Michael Mayer

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