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Mets Morning News: David Wright spreads Christmas cheer to those who need it most

Your Christmas morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Is the Mets' relative inactivity this offseason due to a patient front office, or is there a creativity gap at play?

David Wright, the son of a police officer, reached out to the sons of Rafael Ramos, one of the police officers who was murdered last weekend in New York City.

One enterprising Mets fan has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a billboard that urges the Wilpons to sell the team.

John Olerud's 1998 campaign goes head-to-head with Dwight Gooden's 1985 for the title of best season by a Met so far.

This date in Mets history: Al Jackson, Rickey Henderson, and Ruben Gotay all celebrate birthdays.

Around the National League East

The Braves added some grission with the signing of A.J. Pierzynski.

The Mets haven't had any luck looking for left-handed relievers on the free agent market, but Atlanta's Luis Avilan could be available via trade.

One of the Phillies' minority owners aspires to run the team and become "Steinbrenner South."

Around the Majors

When Jon Morosi suggested that the Rays might want to unload Ben Zobrist, it created another shortstop option for Mets fans to ponder.

Now that the Padres have revamped their outfield, last season's holdovers are up for sale.

Marc Normandin explains why Troy Tulowitzki is the new Matt Kemp.

Craig Calcaterra wonders what baseball team they rooted for in Bedford Falls.