Greetings from Los Angeles International Airport! I’ll be on the lookout here for Mike Baxter, claimed by the Dodgers, just as I’m leaving town. Also for Robert Carson, claimed by the Angels. Greg Burke and Sean Henn were also outrighted.
Reason is a pretty simple one: the Mets need 40-man roster room to protect players in their system, like Steven Matz, from getting claimed.
Still, sad to see Baxter’s tenure end, a Queens boy who made one of the iconic plays in Mets history.