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The first major free agent signs back with the Mets. A few other lesser deals and an update on the CBA talks.

Miami Marlins v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

I know that my diversions into soccer aren’t that popular and I generally don’t care. But as you likely know, the soccer world suffered what is every team’s worst nightmare yesterday when a plane carrying the Brazilian top-flight team Chapecoense crashed while flying to a championship game in Colombia, killing 71 of the 77 people on board.

This is every team’s worst nightmare, and every time something like this happens, there’s a “there but for the grace of God” feeling. I can’t say that I follow the Brazilian domestic league—Chapecoense was just one of a bunch of obscure teams in the FIFA video games to me before yesterday. But if you want to know what the sports world has lost, here is a good place to start. (The photo of the three injured players who didn’t make the trip is heartbreaking.) Essentially, they were a plucky underdog team that played their way into the first division despite representing a city about the size of Des Moines. They would have played for the Copa Sudamericana title in Medellin, which would have been the team’s first major title ever.

Anyway, I just ask that you remember the fallen, their families and their fans. Also, remember that everything we have could be snatched away in the blink of an eye.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.