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Mets Morning News: Dominic Smith gives his seal of approval to Steve Cohen, Marlins make history

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Anaheim Angels - July 4, 2004

Meet the Mets

Dominic Smith is one of the many people excited for the Steve Cohen era.

There are pros and cons to the prospect of the Mets pursuing Francisco Lindor.

Tim Tebow’s unlikely baseball career may be coming to an end before too long.

Former Met Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden was sentenced to a year of probation following his arrest for drug possession in 2019.

Rays special assistant Bobby Heck may wind up with a role in the Mets’ new front office, but probably not as president of baseball operations.

Around the National League East

The Marlins broke a remarkable barrier yesterday, hiring Kim Ng as their new general manager. Ng becomes the first woman and Asian-American to serve in that role in MLB history.

The Phillies, meanwhile, have been surprisingly lax up to this point in trying to trying to fill the current hole in their front office, and The Good Phight offered a few theories for why that might be.

Nevertheless, it appears that the Phillies are on the verge of interviewing candidates for their GM opening.

The Braves are hoping to re-sign Marcell Ozuna this offseason, but they’re not the only ones with their eyes on the slugger.

Federal Baseball contemplated whether the Nationals made a mistake in handing out some of the huge contracts that they’ve given to certain players.

Around Major League Baseball

Ng’s hiring marks a huge breakthrough for women all throughout baseball.

While Ng’s hiring is one of the most notable instances of a woman being hired for a major role on a baseball club, she is far from the only one.

The league and the players’ union are gearing up for a battle in negotiations over the 2021 season.

A lot of minor league franchises remain in limbo following MLB’s attempts to revamp and/or destroy the minor league system.

Korean baseball star Ha-Seong Kim is expected to posted shortly after Thanksgiving, putting another intriguing shortstop option on the market for inquiring teams.

MLB.com picked the prospect on each MLB team that is most likely to compete for the Rookie of the Year award in 2021.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos argued that the Mets should seek an extension for Marcus Stroman now that he’s accepted the team’s qualifying offer.

This Date in Mets History

Jacob deGrom won his first of two straight Cy Young awards on this date in 2018.