Mets “motivated” to trade Noah Syndergaard for some reason

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The Mets wanting to trade for Robinson Cano is a pretty decent idea. Sure, you could make a bad trade for the guy, but Cano is still a good player and, salary considerations notwithstanding, could help the team win in the short term.

How that squares with this report from Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs, however, is beyond me:

Why would you trade for Cano if you’re not going for it and how are you going for it if you trade Syndergaard? And if you’re going to sign a free agent pitcher to take his place, why not just keep him? He’s under team control for a couple of more years and will be cheaper than say, Patrick Corbin or whoever.

One possible answer: the Mets know something about Syndergaard’s health that no one else knows. Other possible answers escape me at the moment. Please put any suggestions you have in the comments, because I’m out of ideas.

Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.

In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”

“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.

Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.