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New York Mets Introduce Carlos Beltran - Press Conference Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Carlos Beltran was quiet when asked about the Astros cheating scandal. Beltran is also confident Edwin Diaz can bounce back in 2020.

The Mets are interested in trading for Starling Marte.

Jacob deGrom and Pete Alonso’s phenomenal 2019 seasons earned them a spot on the All-MLB First Team.

The Mets released their spring training dates today.

Joel Sherman writes that the Wilpon’s should aim for some bold signings in what may be their last offseason with total control.

Around the National League East

The Phillies and Didi Gregorius have agreed to a one-year deal, reuniting him with manager Joe Girardi.

The Nationals have asked the Cubs about a trade for Kris Bryant.

The Braves have checked in on Anthony Rendon but the price tag is currently too high.

The Marlins signed infielder Gosuke Katoh to a minor league deal.

Around Major League Baseball

Gerrit Cole and the Yankees agreed to a nine-year deal late Tuesday night. The deal is worth $324 million.

The Giants were busy on Tuesday, signing Kevin Gausman and trading for Zack Cozart.

The BBWAA has named Nick Cafardo the 2020 Spink Award winner.

Ken Rosenthal thinks it makes sense for the Indians to trade Francisco Lindor sooner than later.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Wolff looks at the different owners the Mets have had throughout their history.

Chris McShane looks to find the Mets a starting pitcher.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested. It would not be revealed until later that the Mets were implicated in this.