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Mets Morning News: Blue Jay Bruce?

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

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Meet the Mets

You’ve probably heard about the Jay Bruce to Toronto rumors (rumours, for our Canadian friends). You may not have known the Blue Jays have had him on their radar for a while.

All indications are the Mets will move fairly quickly to trade an outfielder, or two.

It won’t last for long, but the Mets young starters will come with bargain basement contracts in 2017.

The Post unveiled desperation rankings for all 30 teams. The Mets are up there, but a certain arch rival is ranked even higher.

Around the NL East

The Nationals have a new catcher after a trade with the Padres for Derek Norris.

The Marlins tendered six arbitration-eligible players.

Talking Chop speculates as to what the Braves might do during the upcoming Winter Meetings.

The Phillies have been quiet lately, but the Good Phight suggests it might be because they’re getting ready for the holidays.

Around the Majors

Former Met Carlos Beltran is reuniting with an old team.

The Dodgers are reportedly close to bringing back Rich Hill.

Former commissioner Bud Selig and nine others could get the call to the hall today.

Cubs pitcher and noted pickoff artist Jon Lester had a funny take on the new CBA.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Ryan Almodovar analyzed the Mets decision to promote Pedro Lopez to manage the 51s.

Steve Sypa continued his top Mets prospects list with Tomas Nido.

Lukas Vlahos says Lucas Duda is good.

This Date in Mets History

With the offseason in full swing, you’d imagine a date like this would mark a big signing or trade for the Mets. And you’d be somewhat right. Butch Huskey, the team’s first ever designated hitter, was traded on this date 18 years ago.