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Mets Morning News: Happy Thanksgiving!

Your Thanksgiving dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

In discussing shortstops, general manager Sandy Alderson stated there are no "slam dunk" options to be had by the Mets. However, should he be dangled by the Red Soxthe Mets could pursue Xander Bogaerts.

Anthony DiComo details Curtis Granderson's extensive charity work during the offseason.

Mark Simon released part two of his rankings of the fastest Mets of all time. The list is headlined by Jose Reyes.

Sports betting website Bovada believes the Mets have a better chance of winning the World Series than the Yankees next year. Andy Martino feels otherwise.

Around the NL East

The Yankees spoke to the Phillies about acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins, but the price was deemed too high.

Ryan Zimmerman is ready to move across the diamond to first base for the Nationals.

The Braves are probably not signing Jon Lester.

The Marlins asked the Tigers about David Price and Rick Porcello

Around the Majors

Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks for six years and $68.5 million.

The Padres and Dodgers have discussed a trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp.

The Yankees do not want to get embroiled in a bidding war over Chase Headley.

Beyond the Box Score takes a look at pitchers hitting.

The Hardball Times discusses ways to improve Major League Equivalencies (MLEs).

This Date in Mets History

On November 27, 1967, the Mets completed their trade for manager Gil Hodges.

Former Mets Raul Valdes (37), Randy Milligan (53), and Bill Short (77) celebrate birthdays today.

Yesterday at AA

In Episode 95 of the Amazin' Avenue Audio podcast, Jeffrey and Chris answer listener emails and ruminate on the Mets' 40-man roster.