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Mets Morning News: Silent Night

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

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Meet the Mets

Still nothing brewing for the Mets despite their glaring holes, and it appears now that a trade for Jason Kipnis is unlikely.

The team did add Anthony Swarzak which was a wee bit of an improvement, and his new teammates are trying to come up with a new nickname for him.

Around the National League East

The new ownership group of the Marlins has made a few head-scratching decisions and it has some fans questioning their fandom.

The Giants showed some interest in acquiring Maikel Franco from the Phillies.

The Nationals’ new manger is excited to have a strong back end of the bullpen. Third baseman Anthony Rendon is open to signing an extension with the ballclub.

Around Major League Baseball

The Diamondbacks and White Sox remain interested parties in the pursuit of Manny Machado.

The Padres signed pitcher Jordan Lyles to a one-year deal.

The Angels are the latest team to go all-in after a disappointing season.

Cubs’ slugger Kyle Schwarber has reportedly lost some weight to help him be quicker at the plate.

The Dodgers and Yankees are benefiting from the way MLB is currently constructed, and they are using the system to their advantage.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets signed outfielder Joe Orsulak on this date in 1992.