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Mets Morning News: All aboard the rumor mill!

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

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Meet the Mets

Though a deal is still said to be a “long shot” the Mets are being aggressive in their pursuit of Robinson Cano. Andy Martino looked at what players could be dealt in a potential trade.

In discussions with the Padres, San Diego has said Fernando Tatis Jr. is off limits in a trade for Noah Syndergaard.

The Mets hired Adam Guttridge to a newly created position of “assistant general manager of systematic development”.

For the second straight year, Brandon Nimmo will serve as Santa at the Mets’ holiday party.

Rudy Jaramillo has emerged as a candidate to become the Mets’ hitting coach.

Fangraphs give us an update on Brodie Van Wagenen’s potential conflicts of interest.

Around the National League East

The Phillies must decide if signing Patrick Corbin is worth the money. Joel Sherman writes that the Phillies will dictate the whole free agent market.

Fish Stripes thinks if the Marlins want to trade J.T. Realmuto, they may need to readjust their expectations.

Around Major League Baseball wonders what the best fit for Paul Goldschmidt would be if he is traded.

Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that MGM Resorts will be the sport’s first gambling industry partner.

Edwin Diaz is not entirely off limits in the Robinson Cano trade talks.

Curtis Granderson became the first ever three-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The AAOP voting closed last night, but you can still check out the finalists here!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1961, the Mets made their first ever trade, acquiring outfielder Frank Thomas.