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Mets Morning News: Tradie Van Wagenen

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

Houston Astros v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

In the first of two trades they made yesterday, the Mets traded a trio of prospects for the Astros’ utility man J.D. Davis.

For the second half of the doubleheader, the Mets traded Kevin Plawecki to the Indians for a pair of minor leaguers.

At Fangraphs, Eric Longenhagen analyzed yesterday’s Davis trade as well as Saturday’s Keon Broxton swap.

Mike Puma took a look at the pair of trades and what they mean for Travis d’Arnaud and the rest of the offseason.

Cut4 took a look at J.D. Davisprowess on the mound during his three appearances.

The Amazin’s appear to have some competition in their pursuit of Justin Wilson as six or seven clubs are said to have interest in the lefty.

A Mets ticket rep took an interesting approach in trying to get a certain fan to renew their season tickets.

Around the National League East

Over at The Good Phight, they have an interesting theory as to why Machado and Harper haven’t signed with the Phillies yet.

Jamal Collier broke down the Nationals outfield going into the 2019 campaign.

Around Major League Baseball

In the short-term, the Rockies are interested in acquiring Brian Dozier.

Shohei Ohtani took a trip to a Japanese hospital to visit a one-year-old baby also named Shohei who is dealing with a heart defect.

The Pirates made a pair of major league additions to their front office with the hiring of David Eckstein and Jeff Banister to be baseball operations special assistants.

To open next season in Japan, the Mariners plan to put Ichiro Suzuki back onto the roster for the two-game set.

This Date in Mets History

In 1992, Tom Seaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame with 98.84% of the vote, a mark that would stand as the highest overall percentage for 24 years and remains the highest percentage for a pitcher.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Teddy Zaphiris took a look at Adam Ottavino as a potential bullpen option.

Lukas Vlahos covered the Kevin Plawecki trade while Allison McCague handled the J.D. Davis deal.