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Mets Morning News: Bam Bam

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have hired Hensley Meulens to serve as Carlos Beltran’s bench coach.

Robinson Cano praised Beltran as a “great hire” for the Mets.

Scout Jon Updike is leaving the Mets for his new role as President of Digital Scouting and Player Development Solutions at BaseballCloud. Updike signed both Pete Alonso and Matthew Allan while working with the team.

The Mets will be hosting their inaugural FANFEST at Citi Field on Saturday, January 25. Tickets go on sale on December 3.

Major League Baseball will honor an “All-MLB Team” which highlights the top players at their respective positions. Four Mets have been nominated: Alonso, Jacob deGrom, Seth Lugo, and Jeff McNeil.

Bradford William Davis of the Daily News examines whether Alonso can do what he did during his rookie season again next year.

The Mets are reportedly interested in Korean free agent lefty Kwang-Hyun Kim.

Laugh along with Anthony DiComo as he recaps the most comical moments in Mets history.

Around the National League East

The Braves have been active this offseason and hit another home run with the signing of former Met Travis d’Arnaud.

The Phillies are interested in signing Madison Bumgarner, but they should be careful.

The Phillies are also interested in Didi Gregorius, but can they do better?

It appears the Nationals have a better shot at Stephen Strasburg than Anthony Rendon.

In bringing back most of their coaches, the Nationals are again emphasizing coaching staff continuity.

Derek Jeter says the Marlins will be responsible this offseason, but plan to sign a player “if there’s a fit”.

Around Major League Baseball

The Twins unveiled their blue alternate jerseys.

The White Sox placed Gold Glove-winning second baseman Yolmer Sanchez on waivers.

The Red Sox placed pitcher Brian Johnson on waivers.

The Yankees traded Nestor Cortes to the Mariners for international slot money.

Cole is officially off the board...A.J. Cole. The Blue Jays came to an agreement with the pitcher yesterday afternoon.

The doctor at the center of the Jacob Ellsbury dispute denies ever treating him for a work-related injury. (Paywall alert)

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Episode 35 of From Complex to Queens is all about the 2019 Syracuse Mets.

Voting is open for the Staff AAOP 2019-2020 until Thursday, November 28. You can check out the entrees from Allison McCague, Kenneth Lavin, Brian Salvatore, David Capobiano, and Lukas Vlahos.

This Date in Mets History

Ron Hunt finished a distance second to Pete Rose in Rookie of the Year voting on this date in 1963. The Mets’ second baseman grabbed two out of 20 votes, finishing well behind Rose and ahead of the Phillies’ Ray Culp.