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Curtis Granderson’s good work in the community continues to be recognized. He was honored with the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which is given to the player whose contributions to the community inspire others to take action. Granderson also stated he would be willing to play center should Yoenis Cespedes re-sign with the team.
Sandy Alderson is interested in re-signing Bartolo Colon, but there are too many variables currently before he can make a decision.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said the MLB is investigating Jeurys Familia’s arrest, but does not expect to hand out a suspension until the criminal investigation is complete.
Mets’ prospect Gavin Cecchini continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League, while Tim Tebow is also pleased with his progress in the AFL. However, it seems unlikely Tebow will get an invite to spring training.
Gary Carter’s family is auctioning off the ball from the last out in the 1986 World Series.
Around the NL East
Jose Fernandez was posthumously voted as Comeback Player of the Year by the MLB Players Association. He put up stellar numbers for the Marlins in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.
The Nationals are still having trouble navigating contracts since their dispute with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has not been resolved. Back in July, the Nationals engaged in talks with the Pirates to trade for Andrew McCutchen.
Around the Majors
Pace of play was a subject of much attention at the general manager meetings.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve picked up the most hardware from the 25th Annual Players Choice Awards.
The White Sox might hold a fire sale.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane covered the Mets seeking a catching coach.
This Date in Mets History
Happy Birthday Butch Huskey!