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Mets Morning News: Mets interested in Darren O'Day, outfield help as offseason slowly begins

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

This is what Darren O'Day looked like in a Mets hat in 2009.
This is what Darren O'Day looked like in a Mets hat in 2009.
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Meet the Mets

Sandy Alderson is tasked with keeping the Mets at a championship level this winter, writes Marc Carig, who says in his piece that the team is interested in former Oriole—and former Met—relief pitcher Darren O'Day.

Mike Vorkunov looks at where the Mets could find bullpen help this winter and whether or not they should make a run at Ian Desmond in free agency.

Mike Puma takes a quick look at Ben Zobrist, Dexter Fowler, and Gerardo Parra in a rundown of free agents.

Joel Sherman likes Jurickson Profar and Javier Baez as shortstop trade targets for the Mets.

John Harper thinks the Mets can maximize Matt Harvey's value with a trade.

Eric Young Jr., who the Mets re-acquired late in the season to use primarily as a pinch runner down the stretch, became a free agent.

The Times took an in-depth look at the quick pitch Jeurys Familia threw to Alex Gordon in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the World Series and covered the cricket match that took place at Citi Field.

Around the National League East

Federal Baseball wonders if any of the players given qualifying offers this year will be the first ever to accept the one-year contract.

There's at least one anonymous National League scout who is not impressed by Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna.

Matt Wieters is a free agent with some ties to Atlanta, but the Braves apparently won't be pursuing him this winter.

The Good Phight takes a look back at how Brian Bogusevic did for the Phillies this year. Yep, it's early November.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

The Rockies have discussed signing Daniel Murphy to be their first baseman.

Vic Black is now a free agent.

We took a look at free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez.

This date in Mets history

Edgardo Alfonzo, who was fantastic for the Mets in his career, celebrates his birthday today.