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Mets Morning News: Who will fill out Beltran’s coaching staff?

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

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Meet the Mets

Carlos Beltran’s introductory press conference will be streamed live on SNY’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Alex Cora, close personal friend of Carlos Beltran’s, says that Beltran will do an “outstanding job” as Mets manager.

Terry Collins’ name has been brought up in discussions to fill the Mets’ bench coach role, but the team still may look elsewhere.

It is likely that Gary DiSarcina will remain on the coaching staff in 2020, although it is unclear exactly in what role.

Just hours before his contract was due to expire, the Mets informed advance scout/replay coordinator Mike Wickham that it would not be renewed.

Around the National League East

The Nationals are picking up Sean Doolittle’s ($6.5M) and Adam Eaton’s ($9.5M) options, reports Jon Heyman. However, they are expected to decline Yan Gomes’ ($9M) and Ryan Zimmerman’s ($18M) options.

Stephen Strasburg is opting out of his contract with the Washington Nationals. He had four years and $100M left on the deal.

Talking Chop takes a look at the Braves40-man roster now that free agents have filed.

The Phillies have activated Odubel Herrera from the suspension list, but it remains unclear whether he will play for the team in 2020.

The Good Phight reviewed the most pressing offseason needs for the Phillies.

The Marlins feel optimistic that they can develop the types of aces that were on display in the World Series.

Around Major League Baseball

A lot has been made of the low TV ratings for the World Series compared to other years. However, it remains the highest rated non-NFL program on TV.

Richard Justice of MLB.com lists seven teams he thinks will be front and center this offseason.

Mark Feinsand lists one free agent each MLB team could re-sign. For the Mets, that player is Brad Brach, who grew up a Mets fan and pitched well for the Mets down the stretch.

Giants reliever Tony Watson exercised his player option for 2020.

The Cubs exercised their option on Jose Quintana, but declined Derek Holland’s option.

Dan Szymborski of Fangraphs reviews which players are likely to get qualifying offers and who should accept them.

Ginny Searle of Baseball Prospectus provides a guide to every player’s option status, broken down by team.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Thomas Henderson and I wrote about our conflicting feelings surrounding the Carlos Beltran hire, as fans who love Beltran from his time on the Mets.

David Capobianco told the triumphant story of Sam Haggerty’s major league debut in 2019.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1973, Bud Harrelson was informed that he had been fined $250 for his role in the bench-clearing brawl in the NLCS when he traded blows with Pete Rose.