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Mets Morning News: Él Está Aquí

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

New York Mets Introduce Carlos Beltan Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

In Citi Field at 11:00 this morning, Carlos Beltran will officially be introduced as the newest Mets manager.

Being a first-time manager is always a tough assignment, but the Mets can ease the pain by acquiring the some high-end free agents.

While the manager may be new, the Mets would prefer to bring hitting coach Chili Davis back in the dugout for another season.

Around the National League East

Jake Arrieta will be staying right where he is as he declined his opt-out and will remain in Philadelphia for one more season.

The Washington Nationals victory parade found its way onto the ice of the Capitals as some of the stars took a zamboni ride across the rink.

Around Major League Baseball

The winners of the 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on MLB Network.

Rather than opting out of the final two years of his contract, Aroldis Chapman reached an agreement with the Yankees to tack an extra year worth $18M onto the end of his current deal.

Seven additional players officially became free agents bringing the grand total to 154 players.

In expected news, the Chicago Cubs picked up Anthony Rizzo’s option for the 2020 season.

The Rays way of running a baseball team has caught on around the league and that’s good news for everyone except the Tampa Bay Rays.

Just in case you don’t know who the men behind the Rays way of running a baseball team are, the Tampa Bay times gave a good rundown.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1976, the Mets and the rest of Major League Baseball placed their bids on the inaugural free agent class.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The valorous Vasilis Drimalitis reviewed Chris Mazza’s first big league season, seven years in the making.