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Mets Morning News: The day that nothing happened

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Meet the Mets

Nothing happened yesterday. Truly. The Mets did absolutely nothing of note.

Greg Prince did offer up an impassioned rant about Gary Cohen not winning the Ford C. Frick Award this year over at Faith and Fear in Flushing. He also analyzed the potential appointment of Bobby Valentine as US Ambassador to Japan.

Mets prospect Jhoan Urena participated in the Columbian Winter League’s home run derby.

Around the NL East

The Braves acquired lefty prospect Tyler Pike from the Mariners in a trade.

The Phillies signed outfielder Daniel Nava to a minor league deal.

Don’t expect the Phillies to spend any big money this offseason, though, as they’re apparently waiting to hit the market in future years.

Around MLB

The Diamondbacks finalized a one-year deal with pitcher Fernando Rodney.

The Cardinals signed Dexter Fowler to a five-year $82 million deal.

Brewers pitching prospect Phil Bickford has been suspended for fifty games after testing positive for a “drug of abuse.”

The Orioles have their eye on catcher Welington Castillo.

Omar Infante signed a minor league deal with the Tigers.

The Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way for a massive baseball complex at the filming site of Field of Dreams.

The Astros signed Cuban pitcher Cionel Perez to a contract with a $2 million signing bonus.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa continued the Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2017 countdown with #4: Desmond Lindsay.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio, all about the Winter Meetings.

This Date in Mets History

December 10 has historically been a day for big trades for the Mets.