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Mets Morning News: Next for Niese?

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

It’s just a rumor for now, but former Met Jon Niese could be on his way to a division rival.

David Wright’s status for next season remains very much up in the air.

Around the NL East

The Good Phight wrote up A.J. Ellis, who probably had a much larger impact on the team that traded him midseason.

Federal Baseball is also looking back. They examined Sammy Solis and his breakout 2016 season.

Around the Majors

After Sean Rodriguez got paid by the Braves, the Pirates are trying to figure out how to piece together a replacement.

Former Dodger Alex Guerrero has signed to play in Japan.

Dellin Betances got married over the weekend, and it turned into a bit of a Yankee reunion party.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kevin Palermo told us about Tim Teufel’s new role in the organization.

This Date in Mets History

It’s almost impossible to imagine a manager getting traded in this day and age, but 49 years ago today the Mets managed (get it?) to do just that. They brought Gil Hodges back to New York in exchange for pitcher Bill Denehy and some cash. Two years later, Hodges helped lead the team to its first World Series title.