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Mets Morning News: Goodbye Terry, it’s been nice, hope you find your paradise

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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

Terry Collins announced, via a text to Jon Heyman, that he has retired from baseball after spending the last few seasons working in the Mets front office.

The Mets 2021 season opener will be on ESPN instead of SNY.

The Mets are still expected to receive around $4 million from the Mariners this year as part of the Robinson Cano trade, in addition to being off the hook for his $24 million salary for 2021.

Steve Cohen has suggested holding actual celebrations for Bobby Bonilla day.

Which stars should the Mets prioritize this winter?

Around the National League East

The Braves have added LHP Kyle Muller to their 40 man roster.

The Washington Nationals will be the new parent club for the Rochester Red Wings.

The Phillies are expected to reach out to Theo Epstein regarding their vacant head of baseball operations position, despite Epstein’s stated desire to take a year off from baseball.

NJ.com explored Kim Ng’s N.J. roots. The first female general manager in baseball history attended Ridgewood High School, where she played both softball and tennis.

Around Major League Baseball

Nelson Cruz is unlikely to sign with a team until there is clarity on whether the universal DH will return to the NL in 2021.

The Brewers promoted Matt Arnold to senior vice president and general manager. He is probably not available to fill the Mets GM vacancy.

Aroldis Chapmen’s suspension for the upcoming season has been reduced from three games to two.

Experts weigh in on where George Springer will sign this offseason.

The Dodgers are interested in trading for Nolan Arenado.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Christian Romo examined hypothetical trades for Francisco Lindor.

Lukas Vlahos discussed the effects that Robinson Cano’s suspension will have on the Mets roster.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1967 and 1984 respectively, Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden were named the NL Rookie of the Year.