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Mets Morning News: Mets fans celebrate Christmas, Thorne remembers Kiner

Your Friday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Yesterday was Christmas, which means things were pretty quiet in the baseball world. That means today is the day after Christmas. Maybe the Rockies will have a sales on Tulowitzkis.

The Mets and their fans were active on Twitter yesterday. Here are a couple of our favorite tweets from the day.

Anthony DiComo spoke to new Met Michael Cuddyer about how he celebrates Christmas.

Former Mets announcer Gary Thorne—a great announcer in his own right—shared a memory of legendary Mets announcer Ralph Kiner.

Around Major League Baseball

Grant Brisbee looks at three forgotten free agents: Asdrubal Cabrera, Stephen Drew, and Colby Rasmus. Cabrera and Drew might still make some sense for the Mets at shortstop, while Rasmus does not figure to be a fit with Michael Cuddyer in the fold. The 28-year-old can hit home runs, though his career slash line leaves something to be desired.

Need to find out about an amateur player's personality? Why not examine his smile? Some professional sports teams are actually doing that.

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at baseball in Uganda.

The Pirates' subtle offseason has them looking pretty good heading into 2015. When you have Andrew McCutchen on your team, event a decent supporting cast can go a long way.

Did Wil Myers have an attitude problem in Tampa? Some say yes, others say that's silly.

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