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Mets Morning News: Mets add prospects to 40-man roster, Drew Gagnon designated for assignment

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Meet the Mets

Ahead of the Rule 5 Draft the Mets chose to protect four prospects and added them to their 40-man roster.

Among the prospects added was Andres Gimenez, who had a down year last year but still remains one of the more promising prospects in the system.

In order to make room on the roster, Drew Gagnon was designated for assignment and he could end up pitching in Korea.

Giants coach Hensley Meulens interviewed for the Mets vacant bench coach position.

It is looking like Wayne Randazzo will return as Howie Rose’s broadcast partner in the radio booth next season.

Going by the numbers, baseball might be on the verge of seeing a new pitcher taking the crown of being the best in the game and that person is the current NL Cy Young award winner.

Around the National League East

The Braves are finally spending money which seems to signal that they are going to go for it next season.

In order to add prospects to the roster, Wei-Yin Chen was designated for assignment by the Marlins.

The Phillies also made some moves ahead of the Rule 5 Draft.

Gerardo Parra is taking his World Series win and Baby Shark to Japan.

Around Major League Baseball

It continues to be an ugly offseason for all of baseball. Rob Manfred recently made comments that seem like he is unwilling to negotiate some monetary issues for the next Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Meanwhile the owners meetings are being held in Texas, and armed police officers were on hand to keep credentialed journalists from asking questions the owners didn’t want to answer.

Former Orlando Magic general manager Pat Williams unveiled his vision for the bringing a Major League Baseball team to Orlando called The Dreamers.

The Yankees finally cut ties with Jacoby Ellsbury and Greg Bird.

It is a disgrace that Marvin Miller is still not in the Hall of Fame and he should be given serious consideration when the committee meets in December.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague thought Brad Brach was a cromulent addition to the Mets bullpen last season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1970, Tommie Agee made history when he became the first Mets player to win a Gold Glove.