Food Notes: Lindor, Montgomery, List Clippings

Food Notes: Lindor, Montgomery, List Clippings

Mets owner Steve Cohen dined with Francisco Lindor Saturday night, apparently to see if they could close the gap in their extension negotiations, according to’s Anthony DiComo. The Mets appear poised to cross the $ 300 million threshold, but that is no guarantee of keeping Lindor in Queens for the long term. However, the two sides continue to talk to each other, and there is growing optimism that a deal will be reached before Lindor’s opening deadline. In the meantime, let’s see how the rest of the Mets list evolves …

  • The Mets freed the left-hander Mike Montgomery today, by Tim Healey of Newsday (via Twitter). Montgomery was thought to have a shot at making the Mets bullpen as an unregistered guest, but he’s now returning to free agency. The 31-year-old is best known for getting his first career stoppage to close the Cubs’ victory in Game 7 of the World Series in 2016. He never quite reached the level many expected of him, but he nonetheless built up a six-year career as a swingman for the Mariners, Cubs and Royals. The Royals acquired him from the Cubs in the middle of the 2019 season with plans to finally install him regularly in their starting rotation. He made 13 starts the rest of the way spanning 64 innings averaging 4.64 / 4.74 SIERA. However, he only recorded 5 1/3 innings in 2020. Montgomery had pitched well in spring training, but the Mets would have been at the mercy of $ 2.25 million if they had scored him. , notes Anthony DiComo of (via Twitter). He had an exclusion clause in his contract for today.
  • The Mets also announced a series of cuts to the roster today. Jerry Blevins, Jerad Eickhoff, Caleb Joseph, Jose Peraza, Mallex Smith, and Arodys Vizcaino have been told they won’t be on the opening day list, according to New York Post’s Mike Puma (via Twitter). Blevins, 37, will visit the Mets alternative site in Brooklyn. He will be joined by another left-hander Stephen Tarpley, which was opted for Triple-A. Tarpley has two remaining options.


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