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Mets Morning News: Orange and Blue is the New Black

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

Mets v Braves

Meet the Mets

Marcus Stroman made his desire to bring the Mets’ black uniforms back into the regular rotation known.

Pete Alonso joined in the thread and pitched the idea of wearing black on Fridays which I have taken the liberty to name “Black Fridays” (that one’s free @Mets)

Later in the day, Marcus Stroman took in a game between the Nets and Knicks at the Garden.

If the Mets want to make that last lunge towards the playoffs, there is a clear path for them to do so.

Oakland Athletic’s minor league pitching coordinator Gil Patterson has been interviewed for the vacant role of pitching coach.

The selection of Carlos Beltran to serve as the Mets manager has the official Robinson Cano seal of approval as the future Hall of Famer called the Mets legend “a great hire.”

Around the National League East

In a move that is sure to cause nightmares over the next two years, the Atlanta Braves signed former Met Travis d’Arnaud to a two-year deal worth $16M.

Speaking of eastern teams making signings, the National League East looks to be an active division in the free agent market over the coming months.

After more than a decade of heartbreak and near-misses, Anibal Sanchez is savoring every moment of his post-championship life.

Around Major League Baseball

It may only be November, but it’s never too soon to look towards the 2020-2021 free agent class.

In Boston, the players leaving the team in the near future may catch the most coverage, but Eduardo Rodriguez is among those who want to stick around in Beantown.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2010, Kazuo Matsui officially said goodbye to the United States and took his talents back to the archipelago of Japan.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Matthew Silverman dropped by Amazin Avenue in Conversation to discuss his book Shea Stadium Remembered: The Mets, the Jets, and Beatlemania and the Mets!