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Mets Morning News: The Mets’ new bench coach is Gary DiSarcina, Tomas Nido shines

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets will make Gary DiSarcina the bench coach on new manager Mickey Callaway’s staff. DiSarcina served as the Red Sox’ bench coach during the 2017 season and had been seen as a potential future major league manager himself.

How much will the Mets spend this offseason? Here’s one estimate.

The Fall Stars game took place last night, and Mets catcher Tomas Nido earned himself a spot in the game—and had a shining moment too.

Around the National League East

The Nationals seems pretty excited about their new hitting coach.

The Phillies new manager is raising a lot of eyebrows in Philadelphia and around the league.

The Braves coaching staff for 2018 is taking shape, but questions still loom over the front office.

Fish Stripes has its eyes on a young pitcher who could make a big impact for the Marlins next season.

Around Major League Baseball

With the offseason here, it’s time for options to either be taken or declined, and they’re happening quickly.

Qualifying offers have also been in the mix. Here’s a brief explainer in case you don’t know much about them.

Jose Altuve treated an Astros fan to a special gift at Disney World.

The team hasn’t spoken out about a possible trip to the White House.

The Red Sox hired a new hitting coach.

Two somewhat familiar faces expect to be back in the big leagues next year.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Our season review series continued, looking at Curtis Granderson ’s up-and-down year.

This Date in Mets History

Do you remember the 5th of November? Darryl Strawberry sure does. On this date back in 1990, the Mets star decided he wouldn’t be staying in Queens, throwing a serious wrench in the team’s offseason plans.