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Mets Morning News: Mets sign Matt Purke, close deal on Syracuse Chiefs

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets signed reliever Matt Purke to a minor league deal. The deal includes an invite to spring training.

The Syracuse Chiefs shareholders overwhelmingly approved the sale of the team to the Mets.

Around the National League East

John Hart has stepped down from his position with the Atlanta Braves.

The Marlins and Derek Jeter continued their yearly tradition of handing out thanksgiving turkeys to families in need.

The Nationals are having a lot of trouble getting the Orioles to pay them the money they won in an arbitration ruling.

Around Major League Baseball

Aaron Boone interviewed with the Yankees about their managerial opening.

The Giants submitted a trade proposal for Giancarlo Stanton.

Matt Williams will be the third base coach for the Athletics in 2018.

What does the first trade of the winter tell us about shifting values in MLB?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The AAOP finalists have been named. Go vote for your favorite!

Steve Sypa profiled Japanese free agent pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano.

This Date in Mets History

Doc Gooden won the Cy Young Award on this date in 1985.