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

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Meet the Mets

Despite rumors to the contrary, SNY.tv’s Andy Martino reported that Indians GM Mike Chernoff will not interview with the Mets for a job in their front office.

The Mets made a rather surprising first move of the offseason, handing out a major league contract to reliever Sam McWilliams despite his not having thrown a pitch in the big leagues.

Early on, Steve Cohen has been a breath of fresh air given the relatively low bar that other MLB owners set.

Around the National League East

The Phillies have found themselves a new pitching coach, giving the job to former Reds director of pitching Caleb Cotham.

The Braves made a roster move yesterday, claiming infielder Jack Mayfield off waivers from the Astros.

As is the case with a lot of teams, the ongoing pandemic will add an obstacle to the Marlins’ attempts to improve their team this offseason.

The Nationals are considering a few potential big moves—namely, trading for Kris Bryant or signing free agent DJ LeMahieu—to bolster their infield.

Around Major League Baseball

The Dodgers may attempt to convince the division rival Rockies to surrender Nolan Arenado in a trade this offseason.

Where is free agent slugger Marcell Ozuna most likely to end up this offseason? The Mets are up there on the list of likely teams, though a few franchises are ahead of them.

All thirty teams have made at least one pretty awful trade at one time or another.

After a year of living with the new three-batter minimum rule, many managers are not happy about it, but it might be here to stay in spite of that.

The Red Sox announced their coaching staff for the 2021 season, which includes Will Venable as their new bench coach and Jason Varitek filling the apparently real position of “game planning coordinator.”

First baseman Yonder Alonso is officially hanging up his cleats.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

John Trupin took a look at the state of the Mets’ 40-man roster in advance of yesterday’s Rule 5 draft deadline.

Lukas Vlahos argued that the Mets should be hesitant to give up anything of meaningful value in any potential trades this offseason.

This Date in Mets History

Center fielder Tommie Agee made history as the first Mets player to win a Gold Glove award on this date in 1970.