The first official day of the MLB offseason came and went, and it wasn’t without some rapid fire news. Players across the league whose contracts expired at the end of the World Series became free agents, and a number of players had options picked up or declined. The Mets also fired a surprisingly swift opening salvo, securing their closer Edwin Diaz on a five-year, $102 million deal. It’s not every hot stove season that gets started with a nine-figure agreement on day one.
On the site today, our report card series moves along with Kevin handing out a big grade, one to Gerrit Cole. Kevin will also run down the last week at the Arizona Fall League, Andrew will review PSA’s playoff prediction, and Madison will put out the call for this week’s mailbag.
1. How long do you expect Aaron Judge’s free agency saga to last?
2. What did you think of the Mets quickly opening the offseason with their re-signing of Díaz?