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Mets Morning News: Goodbye (and good riddance) 2017!

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

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Meet the Mets

Terence Moore of takes a look back at Sandy Alderson’s 35-year career in baseball and how his years with the Oakland A’s shaped his future.

The Mets’ 2017 season was defined mostly by injuries and other moments most of us would rather forget, but Anthony DiComo summarizes the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2017 Mets.

Around the National League East

Federal Baseball profiled new Washington Nationals’ pitching coach, Derek Lilliquist.

The Philliestop moments of 2017 prominently feature their young talent, giving them plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future, despite their last place finish in the NL East in 2017.

Talking Chop discussed the possibility of the Braves moving Nick Markakis before Opening Day.

MLB Trade Rumors takes inventory of the Marlins’ remaining assets that could be moved this offseason.

Around Major League Baseball

Many thought that the market would speed up after the Giancarlo Stanton trade and the Shohei Ohtani signing, but that seems to not be the case. Jon Heyman speculates about why the market remains slow to develop.

Five women who work in baseball talked to Baseball America about their experience and gave their advice to others looking to break into the industry.

The Red Sox and O’s talk Machado.

The Padres bring back Chris Young on a minor league deal to compete for a rotation spot.

We fondly recall some of the best baseball tweets of 2017.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Thomas Henderson dreamt of a world where the Mets reunited with Addison Reed.

This Date in Mets History

1986 Met, Rick Aguilera—the pitcher of record in Game 6 of the 1986 World Serieswas born on December 31, 1961.