Deep Thoughts: the Mets Offseason

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Deep thought:  when Darryl Strawberry is saying you’re messin’ up, you need to take a look in the mirror:

Darryl Strawberry was asked for his assessment of the Mets’ offseason changes Tuesday night, and he gave an answer that will be hard for anyone to argue.

“I’ll put it like this: It could’ve been better,” Strawberry said before he was among the honorees at the 30th annual Thurman Munson awards dinner in Manhattan. “You could’ve put a couple more pieces into that puzzle for them.”

That’s right, Omar, Fred and Jeff: you’re being called out for not fulfilling your potential by the man who wrote the book on the subject. Congratulations.

Shawn Tolleson retires from baseball

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that reliever Shawn Tolleson is retiring from baseball. The right-hander experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week.

Tolleson, who turns 31 years old on Saturday, last pitched in the majors in 2016. He had two very good years out of the bullpen for the Rangers in 2014-15, posting an aggregate 2.88 ERA with 145 strikeouts and 45 walks across 144 innings.

Tolleson signed a one-year deal with the Rays in January 2017 before undergoing Tommy John surgery several months later. The Rangers inked him to a minor league contract in December 2017, but he wasn’t able to work his way back.