Nov 24, 2022
Mets prioritizing organizational depth in bullpen
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Last year around this time, the Mets made some aggressive offseason moves. Owner Steve Cohen and the club’s management group did some big Black Friday shopping, signing free agent outfielders Mark Canha and Starling Marte. One day later, the club continued the shopping spree with third baseman Eduardo Escobar.
It was a very happy holiday season for the Mets. As it turns out, the Mets and its fans are still pretty thankful for those three players.
Fans are eager for a repeat of last winter. Less than a month into the 2022-23 offseason, the Mets have made only one impact signing, locking up closer Edwin Diaz to a five-year, $102 million contract, the largest amount of guaranteed money ever for a reliever.
But other than Diaz, it’s been relatively slow.
Organizational pitching depth doesn’t exactly get fans excited but those are exactly the types of moves the Mets have made so far. To recap, they made three waiver claims for left-hander Tayler Saucedo and right-handers Stephen Ridings and William Woods, and they acquired another pair of right-handers, Elieser Hernandez and Jeff Brigham, in a trade with the Miami Marlins.
Continuing with the theme of minor league bullpen depth, they signed left-hander Zach Muckenhirn and right-hander Denyi Reyes to minor league contracts with Major League spring training invitations Thursday.
These might be some pretty unsexy moves, but they’re necessary ones. Building depth at the Double-A and Triple-A levels puts the club in position to be ready when the big league depth takes a hit. There have been times throughout the Mets’ history that the club has been forced to sign players out of the independent leagues to fill voids for injured players. This gives the team flexibility when it comes to the bullpen.
This doesn’t change the fact that the Mets will need to acquire a few established relievers. The Mets will look to add a handful of arms to join Diaz and Drew Smith, the only two regular relievers remaining on the roster.
Meanwhile, one former bullpen arm found a new team Thursday. The Boston Red Sox signed left-hander Joely Rodriguez to a one-year, $2 million deal, plus incentives. Rodriguez came to the Mets in a spring training trade this year that sent reliever Miguel Castro across town to the Yankees. He was a clubhouse character and well-liked by his teammates in Queens. He was also the only full-time lefty in the bullpen, but he wasn’t able to repeat his 2021 numbers, posting a 2-4 record with a 4.47 ERA.
Rodriguez’s departure underscores the work the Mets still have to do in the bullpen, and then there is the issue of finding 3-4 relievers, one of which may or may not be Jacob deGrom.
But it’s important to remember that the baseball offseason is a multi-month affair. That won’t ease the fears of fans who have been burned by the franchise many times, but there is still plenty of time to put the pieces of the roster in place.
And if nothing else, maybe try asking Santa Clause for deGrom.
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I’m a 38DD and did an Urban Outfitters try on haul – maybe if my boobs were smaller the clothes would fit
A TIKTOKER with size 38DD boobs didn’t have much luck while doing an Urban Outfitters haul.
Mia has about 130 followers on TikTok and creates content based on fashion and travel.4Mia, a TikToker did an outfit haul at Urban Outfitters but it didn't go so well because of her big boobsCredit: TikTok @miathermopolisp 4She says that if her boobs were smaller, she probably like the clothes moreCredit: TikTok @miathermopolisp
While doing an outfit haul at Urban Outfitters she had some trouble when her large breasts wouldn’t fit in a lot of the clothes.
“For reference, I’m 5’2, 38DD, and 32 W,” Mia wrote using the onscreen text in the video.
The first outfit was a light blue jacket that was on sale.
The item fit Mia perfectly and she said she was a big fan of it, however, she didn’t feel the same about the next piece.READ MORE BODY TYPESSHIRT NOTICE I hate bras – I found the best supportive tops I can wear without lingerieGLOW UP I go from a 5 to a 10 in a bikini - some men think I've always looked perfect
Mia tried on a pair of denim shorts but said they were “standing shorts” only.
Next, she tried on a black spaghetti-strapped dress but said it accentuated her stomach pouch too much.
The second little black dress didn’t do so well either as Mia said it was too low-cut on her chest.
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She also tried on a blue mini-dress but says her “jugs” didn’t fit.
The last item was a black denim dress that Mia said was “kinda cute.”
“All are size L,” she clarified in the caption of the video. “Maybe if I had b cups they’d fit.”
Her video went viral, gaining more than 10,000 views with viewers complimenting how she looked in the clothes.
“Girl, you look amazing in that blue grey dress,” wrote one person.
Mia replied: “Omg really? I’m conflicted about it haha.”
“We have almost the same measurements!” wrote another person. “Feels so GOOD to see someone with my body type at stores that normally terrify me.”
“Crazy right?” Mia wrote back. “I know how you feel. I didn’t expect any of these dresses to fit, especially at UO of all places.”
Mia also explained that she didn’t buy the last dress but after reading so many compliments, she said she was debating going back to the store and buying it.Read More on The US SunSHOCK POSTS Athena Strand's 'killer' spotted in FedEx uniform in chilling TikTok videos'SO SICK' I was seconds from death after drinking 10 bottles of wine a day, but no one knew Read More on The US SunSHOCK POSTS Athena Strand's 'killer' spotted in FedEx uniform in chilling TikTok videos'SO SICK' I was seconds from death after drinking 10 bottles of wine a day, but no one knew
Meanwhile, a business owner said she hates wearing bras so she designed a top that you could wear without one.
Also, a size 16 woman bought two items from Khloe Kardashian’s brand, Good American but says it was a huge fail.4Some items, such as this jacket were a big winCredit: TikTok @miathermopolisp 4However, this romper was a huge fail, according to MiaCredit: TikTok @miathermopolisp Topics
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