While the New York Mets have glaring needs at second or third base, they pulled the trigger on veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, agreeing to a deal late Wednesday night, as first reported by USA Today'sBob Nightengale. Atlanta, in turn, quickly released him, making him a free agent.
Those numbers warranted some sizeable contracts as the Red Sox signed Gonzalez to a seven-year, $154 million deal prior to the 2011 season. Gonzalez was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Atlanta Braves earlier this offseason, but was released by his new team shortly thereafter.
At first glance, it's a puzzling move for Mets. He began the year as the team's primary first baseman, but was usurped by rookie sensation Cody Bellinger, who went on to win the league's Rookie of the Year Award. According to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman, the club may have some lingering reservations about Smith, who sunk to sub-Mendoza Line levels of production in his debut last season and would likely benefit from another go-round in Triple-A Las Vegas. He is a career.288 batter with 311 home runs, including.242 with only three home runs in 2017. So basically, Gonzalez could be had on the free-agent market for an extremely low price. Duda was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays during the season, and Smith, 22, struggled offensively, batting just.198.
The Mets are adding some insurance at first base.
The #Mets now have made a decision to sign 1B Adrian Gonzalez pending a physical.
He is a five-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove victor.
Sandy Alderson made it clear that the Mets were not overly impressed with Smith, who arrived in the major leagues out of shape last August, and that he was not guaranteed the starting first base job this spring.
The Titans, Jaguars, Falcons and Saints earned their playoff spots by winning their respective Wild Card games last weekend. The Vikings have the best defense in the league in terms of both points allowed (15.8) and yards allowed (275.9) per game.
Last week, Zuckerberg said his "personal challenge" for 2018 (something he's done every year since 2009), will be to fix Facebook. Admitting that its changes will likely reduce the time people spend on Facebook less was a big deal for the company.
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The Buffalo Bills announced on social media Sunday that they have named Brian Daboll their new offensive coordinator. McDermott was concluding his collegiate playing career at William and Mary when Daboll was a volunteer assistant.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii. The vaccine seems to very effective for the strain that's most prevalent in the state right now, A (H3).
One resident, Benjamin Hyatt, told CNN that his neighbors evacuated to their roof, and his own house was "surrounded by mud". Rescue crews used helicopters to pluck more than 50 people from rooftops because trees and power lines blocked roads.
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In the best British group category, The xx face competition from Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood and Wolf Alice. Dua Lipa will compete for best female artist against the likes of Jessie Ware and 2015 victor Paloma Faith .
In the meantime, we encourage our state leaders - and voters - to stand up for the regulated sales of marijuana. Sessions' directive comes only days after California legalized the recreational use of cannabis.
The Blue Jays and third baseman Josh Donaldson avoided arbitration Friday at a record $ 23 million , Sportsnet first reported . While the club has not yet confirmed the terms of the one-year deal, Davidi's source reports that the deal is for $23 million.
Four minutes later, soon after Arsenal had brought on Aaron Ramsey to try and get themselves going again, the turnaround was complete when Wilson controlled a long pass forward and set up Jordon Ibe, whose shot went in off Cech.
The Detroit Lions will likely name Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia their 27th head coach in franchise history. The Lions are still looking for a head coach after the team fired Jim Caldwell, but it appears they have found their man.
Some pictures showed women with children entering the stadium, where signs were posted to indicate an entrance for families. The female spectators, segregated in the "family section" of the stands, stood and cheered when local players scored goals.
UKIP activist and former leadership candidate Ben Walker said Mr Bolton should go before he destroyed UKIP's "political family". Ukip leader Henry Bolton is already facing calls for his resignation after he left his 42-year-old wife without warning.
The Mon Parking Wharf was closed early in the afternoon Friday because of the record rainfall and melting snow. From Kentucky to OH , the accumulations will be higher, with most areas seeing anywhere from 4 to 6 inches.
Lisa appeared to hint that things had taken a turn for the worst when she posted a picture which labelled 2017 as a rubbish year. It has been reported that the couple, who met on the Smart Hits tour in Newcastle in 1994, will split amicably.
The SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens will collectively back an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill this week. Conservative deputy chairman James Cleverly said the two Labour politicians had "failed to rule out a second referendum".
A video shows the projected words, illuminating the facade of the hold post office building alongside several poop emojis. In response to those alleged comments, pranksters have chose to dump on Trump's hotel in the most visual way possible.
Cole is in his second year of arbitration eligibility, and players and management are set to swap salary figures Friday. Moran, 25, has appeared in 16 games at the Major League Baseball level over the last two seasons.
As per the reports, the students of KL Ponda School in Dahanu went for the beach picnic at Parnaka beach on Saturday morning. A Dornier aircraft and Indian Coast Guard has deployed ships to the site to conduct search and rescue operations.
The chair of the US Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai said there would be a full investigation into the incident. The White House said President Donald Trump was briefed about the incident, calling the alert "purely a state exercise".
Thursday, Jan. 11, Matthew Nicholson, 28, was in his bedroom playing video games when he had gotten upset and started yelling. The suspect fled to his sister's house in Riverbank after his 81-year-old father, Loren Nicholson, wrestled the gun from him.
If they find their paychecks are inaccurate, it will be incumbent on the employees to tell their employers to make corrections. Many Americans are likely to see changes and adjustments this year in their tax payments as the law goes into effect.
This new information is now being hailed by space scientists as a significant game-changer in our quest to colonize Mars . The ice-harboring areas sport few craters, suggesting they're quite young, geologically speaking, the researchers said .