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Mets Morning News: ‘Twas the morning before Christmas

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

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Meet the Mets

Former Met Cleon Jones is spending his holiday season restoring his hometown of Africatown, Alabama.

The Mets’ hunt for Mike Minor has hit a major bump as the Rangers’ asking price is rumored to be beyond what the Mets are willing to offer.

Around the National League East

The Washington Nationals have had their eye on free agents Brian Dozier and Wade Miley.

Talking Chop looks at the paths that Ronald Acuna Jr.’s career could take, from Hank Aaron to Ken Hubbs.

Around Major League Baseball

Anthony Castrovince took a deep dive into Sergio Romo, the Rays, and the role they played in the development of the opener.

The Hall of Fame voter who caused some controversy with his admission that Mariano Rivera would not make his ballot has abstained from voting this year.

Kendall Graveman and the Chicago Cubs officially agreed to their contract for the 2019 season.

Lindsey Adler spoke to Yonder Alonso about the impact of Cuban Ballplayers being allowed to traverse freely between America and the island nation.

This Date in Mets History

December 24th is an extremely uneventful day in Mets history as the birthdays of Frank Taveras and the mustachioed Matt Ginter are the highlights of Christmas Eve.