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Mets Morning News: Luis Rojas now officially the Mets’ skipper

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Meet the Mets

The Mets officially announced that Luis Rojas is their next manager.

When he is introduced as the newest skipper, there are a few questions the rookie manager will need to answer to allay any fears that might be lingering.

Just like many players currently on the team, Rojas started at the bottom and worked his way up to the top coaching job within the organization.

Hitting coach Chili Davis is ready to support the new manager and is confident Rojas will succeed in his new role.

The numbers seem to say that Robinson Cano had a down year, but with a deeper dive into the second half of the year, there’s a different story.

Around the National League East

Marcell Ozuna is a good player, but his arrival in Atlanta creates a bit of a log jam in the Braves’ outfield.

The Marlinscould see a significant bump in revenue when they settle a new long-term television deal.

Around Major League Baseball

Should those with a Hall of Fame ballot be more transparent when it comes to their vote?

Uber-agent Scott Boras weighed in on the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal and he believes the players have nothing to apologize for.

The Padres and Red Sox have reportedly discussed a possible trade that centers on Mookie Betts but no deal is imminent at the moment.

Mariners’ outfielder Mitch Haniger suffered a setback and will not be ready for Opening Day as he attempted to come back from a rather painful injury.

The 2020 season could have some surprising stars if the projections are to be believed.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Number 6 on Steve Sypa’s prospect countdown was Francisco Alvarez.

On the latest episode of UnforMETable, Robert Wolff remembered the new Triple-A manager Brian Schneider.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1980, Fred Wilpon, along with Nelson Doubleday, were seen as saviors when they bought the franchise from the DeRoulet family. Fast forward forty years and the countdown is on for when Wilpon will finally be gone.