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Mets Morning News: When the Dust(y) Settles

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

New York Mets’ David Wright tumbles over Philadelphia Philli Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Edwin Diaz is coming through when it matters most as the Mets’ hurler and 40 members of his family and friends are working in Puerto Rico to assist in recovery efforts after the earthquakes.

Full of emotion and high hopes, Dusty Baker is in Houston to interview for the vacant Astros managerial position. As of now, the Mets have not reached out to the veteran skipper.

On the other hand, the Mets and the Boston Red Sox have shown interest in having Mets’ bench coach Hensley Muelens at the helm.

NFL MVP and Official Mets Jersey Wearer Patrick Mahomes is moving on to the Super Bowl.

Around the National League East

The destiny of their players may be up in the air, but virtually all of the Miami Marlins front office staff will be coming back for the next two seasons.

The Good Phight looked back at the moment of the 2019 season that had everyone in Philadelphia shocked.

Around Major League Baseball

It may be a year in the distance, but apparently it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2021 free agent class.

With their asking price high and the season drawing near, it is unlikely that Mookie Betts is playing anywhere but Boston come Opening Day.

Matt Wieters is staying in his backup catcher role for the Cardinals on a one-year deal worth $2M with another $1M available in incentives.

As Kansas City and San Francisco are official going at it in the Super Bowl, it’s a good time to look back on the last time the two cities tangled.

Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Hall of Fame hopes may not be as dead as him with a loophole in lifetime bans potentially giving the banished batter a path to Cooperstown.

While two royals are parting from the family, another is coming home as Alex Gordon and Kansas City are said to be close on a deal to bring the outfielder back to Kauffman Stadium.

The Toronto Blue Jays new uniforms are the perfect blend of 1980s powder blue nostalgia and 2020 style.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1984, Lose Tom Seaver 2: Electric Frugaloo came to be as The Franchise left the Mets for a second time, though this was less on the Mets as the Chicago White Sox picked him up as a compensation pick.