Mets Morning News
The results of the voting for the 2016 class of the National Baseball Hall of Fame were released last night, and Mike Piazza was voted in with 83% of the vote. It was his fourth year of eligibility. Greg Prince remembers Piazza's career and puts his election into context. Erik Malinowski looks back at the time when nobody wanted Piazza.
Free agent infielder Kelly Johnson is returning to the Braves after being acquired by the Mets from Atlanta at the 2015 trade deadline. It's a one-year, $2 million contract with $1.25 million in potential incentives.
Terry Collins will be featured in an episode of MLB Network Presents on January 12. In it, he will discuss his long career and his expectations for 2016.
Around the NL East
Talking Chop looks at Julio Teheran's contract and say that given the going rate for starting pitching, the deal is a downright bargain.
In addition to Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to the Hall of Fame. Griffey was three votes shy of a unanimous election, making him the new record holder for highest percentage of votes at 99.3%.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens remained on the outside looking in, but both gained ground in their attempts to gain entrance to the Hall of Fame. Bonds received 44.3% of the vote, while Clemens received 45.2%.
Alex Gordon has agreed to a deal that will have him return to the Royals. The deal is worth four years and $72 million. Just last month, it was reported that Gordon had informed the team they would not be able to bring him back.
Yesterday at AA
Episode 165 of Amazin' Avenue Audio was released.
This Date in Mets History
In 1992, Tom Seaver was elected to the Hall of Fame. Until yesterday, Seaver held the record for highest percentage of votes at 98.84%.