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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets’ Jake quotient went up by one when they acquired outfielder Jake Marisnick from the Astros for two prospects.

Despite making a move, the buzz is still around the Wilpon era having an end in sight and David Roth summed it up in a way that only he can.

The legacy they leave behind will be one of failure and mismanagement in every aspect of the organization.

Steve Cohen could very well possibly be the Mets’ savior but he is no saint.

Despite becoming the wealthiest owner in baseball, it can’t just be assumed that Cohen will start throwing money around, especially since all of the other owners aren’t.

The Wilpons are maintaining control over SNY but other employees’ futures within the organization are a lot less certai,n.

Overall, 2019 has been a roller coaster ride for fans but let’s all relive the fun parts with GARE’s best calls from the season.

Luis Rojas is joining Carlos Beltran’s coaching staff in his old position as quality control coach.

R.A. Dickey was one of the biggest surprises from the last decade. Warning, so too were the Royals.

Around the National League East

The rest of the Atlanta’s offseason could hinge on whether or not Josh Donaldson returns to the Braves.

Despite ending up on a last place team, Jesus Aguilar is excited to join the Marlins.

The Phillies’ offseason is off to a good start but they need to keep going if they truly want to compete for a World Series title.

Nationals’ owner Mark Lerner said that Washington won’t be able to afford to keep both of their free agent stars.

Around Major League Baseball

The ever-frugal Rays traded Tommy Pham to the Padres in exchange for Hunter Renfroe and a prospect.

The Twins signed Michael Pineda to a two-year deal worth $20 million.

The Yankees are making Gerrit Cole their top priority but it remains to be seen if the pitcher returns the team’s affections.

WAR what’s it good for, also how is it really calculated?

Former Major League reliever Bobby Jenks wrote an incredible piece about how a botched surgery nearly killed him and led him down a path of addiction since his last days in baseball.

Domestic violence unfortunately remains prevalent throughout baseball, and the media is not blameless when it comes to reporting on it.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of UnforMETable, Robert Wolff talked about utilityman Bill Pecota.

Maggie Wiggin tried to find the Mets a backup catcher.

Vas Drimalitis wrote about the Marisnick trade.

John Trupin and Steve Sypa took a look at what the Mets gave up in order to acquire the outfielder.

This Date In Mets History

The Mets acquired local kid John Franco to be their closer on this date in 1989.