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Mets Morning News: Van Wagenen signs on the dotted line

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

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Meet the Mets

Brodie Van Wagenen has officially been announced as the new GM of the Mets. What the Van Wagenen era will bring to Queens is another question entirely.

Matt Ehalt says one of the first major obstacles will be addressing Van Wagenen’s conflict of interest in regards to Jacob deGrom. Fangraphs took a similar view.

SNY believes the move is a sign that the Mets are suddenly innovators.

The Sporting News had five questions about the hire. So did Kristie Ackert.

Peter Alonso has been tearing it up in the Arizona Fall League and was named to the All-Star team along with Andres Gimenez.

Sandy Alderson’s final day as a Mets employee will be on Wednesday.

Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers thinks Brodie Van Wagenen will do a great job transitioning from a CAA agent to a GM, and he would know, he did it seven years ago.

Around the National League East

The Braves really want to get J.T. Realmuto this off season.

The Nationals picked up the option on closer Sean Doolittle.

The sportsbooks are giving the Phillies the best odds to sign Bryce Harper.

Around Major League Baseball

The A’s have kept their front office and coaching staff on board with pricey new extensions.

Bill Baer says the idea that teams have soured on Manny Machado is nonsense, and that they’re just trying to drive down his price.

The Giants exercised options on Madison Bumgarner and Pablo Sandoval.

The New York Times took a look at baseball’s minority management problem.

Michael Silverman explained why he chose to vote for Steve Pearce as the World Series MVP.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa had your week three update from the Arizona Fall League and also continued his countdown of the best Mets minor league hitters he saw all season.

Robert Wolff looked back at Jay Bruce’s season.

This Date in Mets History

Former short-term-Mets Marco Scutaro and Mike Jacobs were born on this date.