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Mets Morning News: Winter weather and Meetings looming

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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

Bradford William Davis wrote about the development of Amed Rosario and how the Mets’ patience with him may finally be paying off.

The Mets may target backup catcher Jason Castro this winter because of his ties to Stanford, Brodie Van Wagenen’s alma mater.

Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine is pulling for Carlos Beltran and cites some things that he thinks Beltran needs to do to succeed.

Around the National League East

Matt Weyrich lists the players the Nationals may non-tender, which includes Michael Taylor and Hunter Strickland.

Mark Zuckerman of MASN reviewed Wander Suero’s inconsistent 2019 season.

MLB Trade Rumors published the Braves rendition of its annual Offseason Outlook series.

The Phillies remain interested in several former Yankees this offseason, including Didi Gregorious, Dellin Betances, and Austin Romine.

Fish Stripes took a look at which players on the Marlins roster have the highest trade value.

Around Major League Baseball

Baseball is boring, but that’s what makes it beautiful, writes Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated.

Major League Baseball’s current relationship with Minor League Baseball harkens back to a time in 1990 when the two sides could not even come together in the same place for the Winter Meetings.

Joel Sherman lists the teams who are under the most pressure to make a big splash this offseason. Among them are the Nationals, Phillies, and Red Sox.

Dorothy Seymour Mills, who wrote one of the most important scholarly works about the game of baseball in collaboration with her husband, is dead at age 91. Her role in producing the three-volume history of baseball was not known until after her husband’s death in 1992 because he refused to acknowledge her as an author, despite being an equal partner in the work.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1998, Steve Phillips pulled off a three-way trade that saw Armando Benitez and Roger Cedeño become Mets.