But when you peel away the disappointment and analyze the situation for the Mets as it relates to the season and beyond, it's clear why Sandy Alderson and Steve Cohen held their ground and refused to outbid the Jays for Springer. Unpacking the situation can also help shift the feeling from "Man, the Mets' lineup would've been ridiculous with Springer in it, why didn't they just pay him? They shouldn't. Most teams, the Mets included, are wary of exceeding the luxury tax -- and they are especially opposed to exceeding it for a bunch of years in a row due to the penalties. Cohen is on record that he is willing to exceed the threshold, but has specified that it might not be this offseason. The above could change, but if the Mets are intent on staying under the threshold for -- and if they want to retain two of their most important players a lot more on that below -- here are four things they can do to finish their offseason in perfect fashion:.
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Major League Baseball made a historic — and long overdue — announcement Wednesday, elevating the Negro Leagues to a major-league level. Their stats count. Their teams are officially recognized — their records officially stacked up alongside the established MLB numbers. With this comes a new issue to sort out: How will adding all these stats to the all-time record book change baseball history as we know it? The league endorsed the work of the Seamheads Negro League database , which has been digging up Negro Leagues box scores and stats for 20 years. Unofficially, the news of the Negro Leagues going into the record books already has fans and pundits considering what changes could be coming. Here are five notable ones.
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