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Mets Morning News: So long, Vargy

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Meet the Mets

Yesterday, the Mets traded Jason Vargas to the Phillies for Austin Bossart. The Mets included cash considerations in the trade.

Apparently, the Phillies had no problem with his reporter blowup earlier this year.

Mark Fischer breaks down Austin Bossart as a player and explains his struggles.

Anthony Rieber of Newsday writes about how Marcus Stroman is a perfect fit for the Mets.

Stroman was apparently not happy at first due to not being traded to a contender.

Joel Sherman gives his explanation as to why the Mets traded for Stroman.

Craig Edwards of Fangraphs makes a case for why everyone should trade for Noah Syndergaard.

Mike Petriello explains why Edwin Diaz is still in high demand.

David Roth of Deadspin gives his own working theory as to what exactly the Mets are doing.

Around the National League East

Matt Gelb evaluates the Vargas trade from the Phillies perspective as to why they would want Vargas.

The Braves and Nationals squared off in a game where Braves pitchers walked 10 batters. The Nationals won 6-3.

The Marlins clobbered the Diamondbacks 11-6 in Arizona. Former Marlins are now mulling boycotting owner Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame induction.

Around Major League Baseball

The tallest professional baseball player, Loek van Mil, has passed away

Patrick Brennan breaks down the Blue Jaysreturn for Stroman.

Lucas Duda was placed on unconditional release waivers by the Royals.

Jake Marisnick’s suspension for slamming into Jonathan Lucroy was upheld following appeal.

Troy Tulowitzki talks about how he lost the enjoyment of playing baseball due to the injuries that led to his retirement.

This Date in Mets History

Casey Stengel was born today! He would have been 129 today.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague broke down the reactions to the Stroman trade around the league

Maggie Wiggin explained what Stroman meant to the 2020 Mets

The Mets pitcher and hitter performance meters were published!

Linda Surovich gave the reactions to the Vargas trade around the league