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Mets Morning News: Winter Meetings Are Coming

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

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Mike Puma weighs the pros and cons of Mets free agent target A.J. Pollock.

Kristie Ackert assesses the Mets’ needs heading into the Winter Meetings, which kick off tomorrow in Las Vegas.

The rest of the Mets offseason won’t really come into focus until the J.T. Realmuto matter is settled.

Tim Healey gives us five Mets storylines to watch at this week’s Winter Meetings.

Around the National League East

The Phillies are poised to make a big splash at this week’s Winter Meetings and it may come in the form of Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.

Meanwhile, the Marlins are mostly looking to sell at the Winter Meetings, but may acquire some pieces as well, with a focus on relief help.

Talking Chop gives us their Braves Winter Meetings preview.

Meanwhile, Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post discusses what’s next for the Nationals.

Around Major League Baseball

Eno Sarris of The Athletic writes about this new era of baseball where teams are investing huge amounts in player development.

Part of the reason for that is the fact that teams have been left wary of big free agent contracts. The ones that have come back to bite them are looming over this year’s Winter Meetings, writes Joel Sherman.

Mike Napoli announced his retirement.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Winter Meetings, the newly christened Las Vegas Aviators unveiled their new look.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Thanks to Linda Surovich, in an ode to Wilmer Flores, we relived all of his walk-offs.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2000, instead of staying in New York, Mike Hampton opted to go to Colorado, signing an eight-year, $120 million contract with the Rockies. The Mets got a comp pick out of the deal for 2001, which they used to sign some guy named David Wright.