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Mets Morning News: Lukewarm stove

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

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Meet the Mets

James Wagner talked to Brodie Van Wagenen and executives from other teams about his unique position after transitioning from agent to front office executive.

Matt Ehalt takes a look at where the Mets and Yankees stand after the GM meetings, with the offseason plan for both teams involving acquiring more pitching.

MLB Trade Rumors published its offseason outlook for the Mets.

Around the National League East

Phillies’ third baseman Maikel Franco is “pretty much a sure bet” to be traded this offseason.

The Braves have vacancies at both the catching and right field position and they are looking at Wilson Ramos and Michael Brantley as their top targets to fill those holes.

The Nationals have already added pieces to their bullpen this offseason, but they are still pursuing a lefty arm.

The Nationals have also shown interest in a trade for J.T. Realmuto.

Around Major League Baseball

Every team should be in on Manny Machado, despite his flaws, writes Grant Brisbee. Brisbee picks the Padres as the ideal fit, but predicts the Cubs will end up with Machado in the end.

Right now the Yankees look like the favorites to land Patrick Corbin, but there are plenty of teams in the mix.

Speaking of starting pitchers, the Astros appear to be interested in trading for James Paxton.

Kris Bryant for...Nolan Arenado? A Bryant trade of any kind is unlikely at this point, writes Jim Bowden, but it could happen.

Richard Justice lists nine notable players that could be traded this offseason, including Arenado and also Paul Goldschmidt, among others. He names the Mets a potential landing spot for the Padres’ Wil Meyers.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver won his third Cy Young Award on this date in 1975.