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Mets Morning News: One more chance for Mejia, three years or fewer to Zobrist

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

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Although the Mets are very interested in signing free agent infielder Ben Zobrist to a contract this winter, the team probably won't make an offer that goes beyond three years.

Speaking of Zobrist, he is likely to choose his new home by the time next week's winter meetings conclude.

Despite the fact that he still has a large suspension to serve, the Mets plan on tendering a contract to Jenrry Mejia before the offseason is through.

The pennant-winning payday that the Mets get to take home is the largest ever for a World Series runner-up.

Around the National League East

Former Mets and Braves relief pitcher Jim Johnson is back in Atlanta on a one-year deal.

Marlins broadcast veteran and former big leaguer Tommy Hutton was let go by Miami, apparently because his musings were too negative. Here's hoping the Marlins stay away from their Twitter mentions.

Former Nationals first-round draft choice Brian Goodwin is heating up in the Venezuelan Winter League.

The Good Phight penned its own version of Kobe Bryant's farewell poem.

Around the majors

The Tigers want to contend in 2016, so they had no choice but to throw a bunch of money at Jordan Zimmermann.

The Red Sox might want to rid themselves of Hanley Ramirez this winter, but they should consider the costs of doing so.

Sources close to David Price say that money isn't the most important factor to him when choosing a new major league club. It's too bad the Mets aren't in the market for a starting pitcher.

FanGraphs explores why it's so tough to find good first basemen who don't hit for power. One team that hasn't had an issue historically is the Mets.

Andrew McCutchen might have a shot at an Oscar after posting a brilliant short film to Twitter.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Matt Varvaro challenged us to name every Mets player to ever receive Rookie of the Year votes.

Nathan Gismot embarked on a #MetsTwitter research expedition. May the Force be with him.

Chris McShane profiled free agent relief pitcher Tommy Hunter.

Greg Karam reviewed the fun and exciting rookie campaign of Steven Matz.

James K. handed out the Piazza for best Mets relief pitcher in 2015.

Don't forget to check out this year's AAOP champions!

This date in Mets history

In 1998, Steve Phillips brought Armando Benitez and Roger Cedeno to New York in a three-way trade with Los Angeles and Florida.