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Mets Morning News: The Realmuto rumors continue

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Meet the Mets

Though a three-team deal appears to be less likely, the Mets are still being very aggressive in trying to acquire Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Meanwhile, Yasmani Grandal has been reported as “a real possibility” for the Mets if they fail to land Realmuto.

The Rangers have reached out to the Mets about young, controllable pitching.

Amidst his name circulating around trade rumors, Amed Rosario is excited to play across from Robinson Cano.

On Tuesday, Mickey Callaway said Jeff McNeil will not be an everyday starter but will still appear in the Mets’ lineup often.

The Mets brass minus Brodie Van Wagenen had preliminary talks with Jacob deGrom’s reps about a contract extension.

Jeff Passan writes Brodie Van Wagenen’s aggressiveness has brought the Mets relevance.

David Wright is at the Winter Meetings assisting as a sounding board for the front office.

Around the National League East

The Phillies made the first big splash of the Winter Meetings signing Andrew McCutchen to a three-year deal.

Federal Baseball wonders if the Nationals trading for Madison Bumgarner is feasible.

The Reds have reached out to the Braves on the availability of Ender Inciarte.

Around Major League Baseball

Jayson Stark is the winner of the BBWAA’s Spink Award and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in July.

The Orioles are expected to name Brandon Hyde as their next manager.

Manny Machado is set to meet with the Yankees, Phillies, White Sox, and three “mystery teams”.

The White Sox acquired Ivan Nova from the Pirates on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays released Troy Tulowitzki on Tuesday morning.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis covered some of the latest Realmuto rumors.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2005, Jose Valentin signed with the Mets.