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Mets Morning News: Silent Night

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

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Meet the Mets

New Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will try to have the Mets use different swings in different situations in an effort to try to put more balls in play.

Mike Vaccaro writes about the psyche of a sports fan and why trading Noah Syndergaard will hurt the fanbase in a way a general manager can’t possibly understand.

Around the National League East

The Nationals signed free agent first baseman Matt Adams.

The Atlanta Braves emerged as a dark horse candidate for J.T. Realmuto, but now are reportedly no longer in trade talks with the Marlins for the star catcher.

The Braves do not plan to trade Ender Inciarte or Dansby Swanson this winter.

The Phillieshave consideredMike Moustakas as a backup option in case they fail to land Manny Machado.

Around Major League Baseball

Could baseball be coming back to Montreal? It’s looking “pretty good,” says Stephan Bronfman.

Ken Davidoff writes about another boring Winter Meetings and what can be done to make the hot stove a little more, well, hot.

The World Champion Red Sox owe almost $12 million in luxury tax.

This Date in Mets History

On this day in 2012, the Mets traded R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays for Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud.