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Morning Mound Visit: Mets sign Trevor May

The first multi-year deal of the Steve Cohen era? It’s gonna be May.

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Amazin’ Avenue | Lukas Vlahos: In the first notable move of the Steve Cohen era, the Mets signed right-handed reliever Trevor May to a two-year deal on Tuesday. May is guaranteed $15 million over the course of the deal.

Tony Wolfe | FanGraphs: The NL Central has been one of the most competitive seasons over the past few seasons in large part because no one team has been able to escape the good-not-great label. This winter might finally see that logjam cleared with some teams willfully getting worse while others take a step forward or at least stand pat.

Rob Mains | Baseball Prospectus $: Meanwhile, in the AL Central, Cleveland is still considering trading Francisco Lindor. The excuse Paul Dolan will give is that as a small market team, Cleveland simply can’t pay superstars their due, but that isn’t true. Cleveland is simply prioritizing profits over winning.