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Mets Morning News: Happy Thanksgiving

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

Daily News float carries 1969 New York Mets at Macy’s Thanks Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Happy Thanksgiving dear Amazin’ Avenue readers! We are thankful for your support throughout the year.

This was an exciting year of baseball for the Mets and there are plenty of highlights to relive as the year ticks down.

Robinson Cano did not have his best season and he might be better suited for a utility role to keep him healthy and productive next year.

With the decade coming to a close, the Amazin’s might not have always had the best teams but they delivered memorable games and home runs in the past ten years (paywall alert).

Despite a few moments of excitement, overall the 2010s were marked by a lack of spending by the team (paywall alert).

It’s #comebackszn for former Met Tsuyoshi Shinjo who unretired in the hopes of playing again.

Around the National League East

The Phillies had a few highlights from the past ten years but they aren’t as painful for Mets fans as the previous decade.

The Nationalsoffseason hinges on both Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon and whether or not they re-sign with the team. Washington did re-sign catcher Yan Gomes to a two-year deal.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball is considering a new policy that will randomly test players for opioids after Tyler Skagg’s tragic death was the result of opioids.

In a bit of a stunning move, the Orioles placed infielder Jonathan Villar on waivers and are considering moving pitcher Dylan Bundy in a trade.

The Brewers traded pitcher Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham to the Padres in exchange for infielder Luis Urias and pitcher Eric Lauer.

San Diego is also reportedly close to signing reliever Drew Pomeranz.

The Pirates hired Derek Shelton to be their new manager. Shelton also interviewed for the Mets managerial vacancy before Carlos Beltran won the job.

There is at least one reason every fan should be thankful this year.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On episode 32 of A Pod of Their Own, Dr. Meredith Wills returned to relay the saga of her research and trying to get to the bottom of the wonkiness with postseason balls.

Rich Resch took a look back at the best Met hitters of the past decade.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets made their first transaction in team history on this date in 1961 when they traded for outfielder Frank Thomas from the Milwaukee Braves.