first_img The New York Mets aren’t playing well at the moment, and they’re five games under .500 with about a month left in the regular season.In 2020, that means they’re still very much in the postseason hunt, so they went ahead and added some help at the trade deadline.The Mets acquired infielder Todd Frazier and catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Texas Rangers on Monday, and they also made a trade with Baltimore for right-hander Miguel Castro. Texas receives two players to be named, and New York also will get $358,209 in the deal involving Texas plus $1 million if Frazier’s $5,575,000 option for 2021 is declined, which would cover the cost of his $1 million buyout. The cash is due Jan. 10.The Orioles acquired minor league left-hander Kevin Smith and a player to be named or cash from the Mets.“We’re not playing great baseball right now and we need to boost ourselves,” Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “So hopefully these players can give us that opportunity.”The Rangers (12-21) and Mets (15-20) are both under .500, but the postseason race looks more forgiving in the National League. New York is bringing Frazier back after he hit 39 home runs for the Mets over two seasons in 2018 and 2019. He hit .241 with two homers in 31 games for Texas this year after signing with the Rangers in January.“He can hit a home run, he can start a game at third base, he can start a game at first base, he can DH,” Van Wagenen said. “It shouldn’t be lost that we want Todd Frazier’s energy, to come in and bring some life, be a guy that can come in and remind people what having fun is all about and someone who has a history with a lot of the players on our team.”Chirinos has hit .119 in 14 games this season and recently spent time on the injured list because of a sprained ankle.Texas GM Jon Daniels said teams may have been even more reluctant to part with younger, cheaper talent this year.“I think it was even more so this year, with the overall economic impact on the country and certainly on the economics of individual clubs,” he said. “So I think teams really factored in even more so than usual, which is saying something.”The 25-year-old Castro has a strong fastball but has long struggled with his control. Castro is 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA in 16 games this season. His career record is 7-16 over 220 games, with all but two of those appearances out of the bullpen.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News LIVE TV Written By COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 09:29 IST Mets Acquire Frazier, Chirinos From Texas, Castro From O’s The New York Mets aren’t playing well at the moment, and they’re five games under .500 with about a month left in the regular season First Published: 1st September, 2020 09:29 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_img Respected information provider for the igaming affiliate market, iGB Affiliate has announced that its autumn affiliate conference will be moving to Lisbon in 2018.The Lisbon Affiliate Conference (LiAC) will take place from the 17th to the 20th October 2018 and is expected to bring together the key stakeholders in the igaming affiliate industry.Shona ODonnell, Event Director, Clarion Gaming commented: “Our last three years in Berlin have been extremely successful, but we never like to rest on our laurels.“Feedback from our exhibitors and visitors has been that they are keen to explore a new location.  Lisbon is an extremely vibrant and exciting city, with great access. Moving the event will allow us to bring in local affiliates from this region and we hope to bring back some that may have missed last year’s BAC.“And of course we are all looking forward to a little autumn sunshine. In an industry that is rife with change, the Lisbon Affiliate Conference will focus on the discovery of our new landscape and how our delegates can leverage this change to ultimately improve their businesses,” added ODonnell.Ryan Henderson, Head of Affiliates, Kindred Group said: “The Kindred Affiliates team are delighted to be joining Clarion Gaming in Portugal later this year. While Berlin was a hugely successful conference for us, we feel this change of venue will add a new angle to the event and help attract new visitors we’ve not yet had the pleasure of engaging with face to face.“With their exceedingly strong event management, we have no doubt that the Lisbon Affiliate Conference will be a fantastic event.”The Lisbon Affiliate Conference will be taking place at the Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL). Just as the city’s heritage is founded in discovery – the conference will be too. StumbleUpon Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Related Articles Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Share Share Submitlast_img read more