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Mets Morning News: Cy Young day

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Meet the Mets

Tonight, the National League Cy Young winner is announced. If Jacob deGrom is to win, he will be in elite company having won the award in back-to-back seasons.

Anthony DiComo makes the case for why deGrom should win the award for the second straight season.

The Mets have spoken to Fredi Gonzalez about their open bench coach position.

Chili Davis is in position to come back in 2020 as the Mets’ hitting coach. looks at what free agent pitchers could bolster the Mets rotation.

Yasmani Grandal likely would not be included in an upgrade at the catching position.

The Mets annual food drive is taking place today at Citi Field from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Around the National League East

The Phillies say it’s time to win, but in order to do so, they’ll need to get more pitching.

Mike Rizzo expects talks with Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon to heat up shortly.

The Braves are set to give Sean Newcomb a shot at the rotation in 2020.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros stole signs electronically during their championship season in 2017, part of a much larger issue across the majors.

The Giants hired Gabe Kapler to be their next manager.

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt was named NL Manager of the year while Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was named AL Manager of the year.

Adam Wainwright is returning to the Cardinals on a one-year deal.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Maggie Wiggin took a closer look at Pete Alonso’s record setting rookie season.

Michael Drago writes that like any other manager, Carlos Beltran will not be immune to criticism.

Steve Sypa continued his series of best hitters he saw this year in the Mets organization. He also took a look at the start of Pete Alonso’s journey to Rookie of the year.

David Capobianco reviewed Adeiny Hechavarria’s short Mets stint in 2019.

A new episode of From Complex to Queens came out!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1958, preliminary plans to establish the Continental League were announced. While the league never came to fruition, it helped lead to the creation of the Mets in 1962.