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Mets Morning News: Ricciardi departs; Mets hunting for catchers

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Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training - February 20, 2007

Meet the Mets

J.P. Ricciardi has ended his eight year tenure with the Mets, departing by mutual decision.

The Mets are in the hunt for catching help. Just which catcher they truly want isn’t entirely clear yet.

The Mets aren’t expected to be contenders to sign Manny Machado.

Anthony DiComo has a lengthy profile piece on Brodie Van Wagenen.

The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler spoke with Peter Alonso in Scottsdale.

The Mets will host a holiday coat drive on November 14th.

Around the National League East

The Braves expect their new spring training facility to be ready to host a game this spring.

Details of Trevor Rosenthal’s contract with the Nationals have been revealed, and it could be worth up to $30 million if he hits some performance bonuses.

The Good Phight has four trade ideas they think the Phillies should consider.

Around Major League Baseball

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer announced his retirement from baseball yesterday after 15 seasons. The 2009 AL MVP spent his entire career with the franchise.

The Chicago Cubs are willing to trade Kris Bryant for the right offer.

Apropos of Joe Mauer’s retirement, the Hardball Times ran a long piece about another former Twin, “Disco” Dan Ford.

The New York Times profiled women’s baseball legend Jackie Mitchell as part of their “Overlooked” obituaries series.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The AAOP is here!

Linda Surovich looked back at Noah Syndergaard’s injury-shortened 2018 season.

Amazin’ Avenue Audio’s 300th episode tapes live this afternoon at the Mikkeller Brewing Company at Citi Field.

This Date in Mets History

A lot of Mets have birthdays on this date, including Omar Minaya, Butch Huskey, Kenny Rogers, Mike Vail, and Shawn Green.