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As expected, the New York Mets have tendered contracts to all eight of their eligible players: Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, Steven Matz, Brandon Nimmo, Edwin Diaz, Seth Lugo, and Robert Gsellman.
Nimmo, the happiest man in baseball, will don the Santa Claus costume for a third consecutive year to spread some holiday cheer at Citi Field on December 4 at the team’s annual holiday party. J.D. Davis will serve as his elf.
On the night before the holiday party, Nimmo will appear at Citibank’s Union Square branch to benefit No Kid Hungry. He will be taking photos and signing autographs for fans from 4:00pm-5:30pm on Tuesday, December 3.
Bradford William Davis of the NY Daily News breaks down the Mets’ three paths forward at third base, even with Jeff McNeil being elite.
With rumors swirling that the Mets could be a potential trade partner to acquire Josh Hader from the Milwaukee Brewers, Peter Botte of the NY Post looked at how trading for the closer would boost a position that ruined the team in 2019.
Botte’s colleague, Joel Sherman, disagreed, seeing Hader as a risk the Mets cannot take.
The Mets have spoken with Tony DeFrancesco about becoming Carlos Beltran’s first base coach. DeFrancesco is currently the managing the Syracuse Mets.
With the decade coming to a close, Anthony DiComo decided to take a fond look back at the ten best Mets games from the past ten years.
Mets360 put together a deep dive of Pete Alonso’s 2019 home run barrage.
Around the National League East
Koda Glover announced his retirement from baseball after being non-tendered by the Nationals.
The Nationals also non-tendered Javy Guerra.
Stephen Strasburg has met with multiple teams so far, but the Nationals are not one of them.
To make way for their new additions, the Marlins DFA’d J.T. Riddle and Tayron Guerrero.
Around Major League Baseball
The Athletics also non-tendered reliever Blake Treinen.
The Giants are bringing back Wandy Peralta on a one year, $805,000 contract.
Former Met Kevin Plawecki was non-tendered by the Indians following the Leon trade.
The Red Sox have tendered outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. a contract for 2020.
In total, 40 arbitration-eligible were non-tendered this year. That represents an increase from the 27 players last year, which was an increase from the 19 in 2017.
Anthony DiComo put together a full list of the players who were non-tendered yesterday.
The Rays received Baseball America’s 2019 Organization of the Year Award.
Commissioner Rob Manfred met with Senator Bernie Sanders to talk about the situation with Minor League Baseball.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Episode 36 of From Complex to Queens examined some players to keep an eye on in the lower levels of the farm system.
Chris McShane took another look at some free agent starting pitchers the Mets could look into signing.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets dealt Tug McGraw to the Phillies on this date in 1974. The trade came a little over 15 months after the reliever uttered, “Ya Gotta Believe”, which became an iconic rallying cry for the 1973 team and the franchise going forward. In the trade, the Mets received pitcher Mac Scarce, catcher John Stearns, and outfielder Del Unser.