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Mets Morning News: Put this decade in the books

Your New Year’s Eve morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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New York Mets v Cincinnati Reds Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Is it crazy to think the Mets could land free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson? Probably. However, Jim Bowden believes Donaldson would be a game-changer for the Amazins.

Dominic Smith remains a potential trade candidate this offseason.

ESPN shared their inferior, Jacob deGrom-less all decade MLB team.

John Harper takes a look at the best and worst moments of the decade for the Mets.

Tim Britton cursed us with a look back at the 2009 Mets, where everything seemed to go wrong en route to a 70-92 season. (Paywall alert)

In a much happier article, Britton put together the Mets’ all-decade team. (Paywall Alert)

Around the National League East

The Braves are still in need of a third baseman.

The Nationals had one of the worst bullpens last season, but there are plenty of relievers available that they can still sign.

NBC Sports’ Todd Dybas looks at what we’ve learned about the Nationals over the last decade.

Around Major League Baseball

The Reds have inked Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama to a three-year deal.

The Blue Jays signed infielder Travis Shaw to a one-year deal and DFA’ed infielder Richard Urena.

Lindsey Adler compiled the Yankees’ all-decade team. (Paywall alert)

Emma Baccellieri takes a stab at predicting the next ten World Series winners. Spoiler Alert: The Mets are not one of them.

Kyle Glaser ranks the best draft classes from the past decade.

This Date in Mets History

1986 Met Rick Aguilera was born on this day in 1961.