McGwire on his brother's book: "It's a sad, sad day for my family."

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Things Mark McGwire said about his brother’s new book while looking meaningfully at Al Neri:

“I took care of him for a number of years. I guess this is what I get
for payback. It’s sort of sad. It’s a sad day for
my family. I don’t know how a family member can do that . . . I thought I could trust.  You think you could trust (family).”

He went to say that he doesn’t plan to see his brother ever again.  Harsh.  But maybe they’ll reconcile and Jay can teach Mark’s son how to fish by saying Hail Marys or whatever.

Mets sign reliever Anthony Swarzak

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Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have signed reliever Anthony Swarzak. It’s a two-year, $14 million deal, pending a physical.

Swarzak is an eight-year big league veteran who pitched for the White Sox and Brewers in 2017, posting a 2.33 ERA in 70 games. The righty struck out 10.6 batters per nine innings while walking 2.6. It was a really nice year and he’s a really nice pickup for the Mets, even if he is a fallback choice after they failed to sign Bryan Shaw.