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

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Meet the Mets

Joey Cora appears to be a “strong candidate” for Mets’ bench coach.

Meanwhile, third base coach Gary DiSarcina will be back “in some capacity”, according to Jon Heyman.

Deesha Thosar ponders whether Brodie Van Wagenen give Carlos Beltran the coaching staff he wants.

Former skipper Joe Torre has some advice for the new Mets’ manager.

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies will “share concerns over the MLB plan to contract Minor League Baseball” during a press conference today.

Anthony DiComo makes the Hall of Fame case for former Mets closer Billy Wagner. Wagner received 16.7% of the vote last year.

Along with Wagner, the ballot features several former players with ties to the organization, including Jeff Kent, Gary Sheffield, Bobby Abreu, J.J. Putz, Jose Valverde, and Heath Bell.

Around the National League East

The Phillies are interested in locking up catcher J.T. Realmuto long-term. Here’s what an extension for the two-time All Star might look like.

Sean Doolittle spoke out against MLB’s proposed plan to disband several minor league affiliates.

Around Major League Baseball

Twins’ infield prospect Ryan Costello passed away in New Zealand at the age of 23. He was set to play in the Australian Baseball League. Our thoughts are with his family.

Baseball has never been as competitively imbalanced as it is right now.

Last season, MLB told video monitors to listen for banging sounds from the Astros.

Rob Manfred must make a harsh example of illegal sign-stealers like the Astros.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was released. The list features first-timers Derek Jeter, Cliff Lee, Rafael Furcal, Jason Giambi, and Eric Chavez.

Ken Davidoff broke down some of the major storylines from this year’s ballot.

If the Red Sox want to contend in 2020, they need to address their pitching.

It appears that the Giants will be bringing the fences in at Orace Park.

The Brewers unveiled their new logo and new jerseys yesterday.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The champions of this year’s AAOP were revealed!

Episode Number 34 of From Complex to Queens paid tribute to the 2019 Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Chris McShane took another shot at trying to find the Mets a suitable starting pitcher.

Josh Trupin looked at how MLB’s dramatic MiLB realignment would affect the Mets’ minor league system.

This Date In Mets History

The Mets officially went up for sale on this date in 1979 after the team’s board of directors announced its intention to sell the club prior to the start of the 1980 season. This eventually led to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon buying the team.