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Mets Morning News: Racing for Thanksgiving scraps

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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

Thanksgiving day was a slow day in Mets land.

The Mets are giving back during the COVID pandemic holiday season, donating Thanksgiving meals to local families and community groups across the New York City Area.

Steve Cohen discussed his philosophy and learning about how to build a baseball team in the New York Daily News. In other words, Steve Cohen is working on a plan, and his plan, he likes his plan.

The Cohen family took to twitter to wish Mets fans a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Bartolo Colon is reportedly preparing for the 2021 season in hopes of earning one more Mets chance.

The Mets and Yankees are both reportedly ‘motivated to sign Yadier Molina.

Around the National League East

Federal Baseball profiled the biggest draft misses in Nationals history.

Trading for Kris Bryant would fill a hole for the Nats this offseason.

NBC Sports Philadelphia discussed five things the Phillies can still be thankful for this Thanksgiving despite their bleak offseason outlook.

Is Jake Arrieta polarizing? (Hint: probably).

Charlie Morton has faint memories of his previous stint with the Braves at the start of his career 12 years ago.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB.com discussed one reason every team should be thankful this Thanksgiving.

Randy Arozarena of the Rays has been released after a 48-hour hold following after a recent custody dispute led to the outfielder being held by authorities.

There will be no legal action against Arozarena, after the outfielder came to a settlement with his former partner regarding the dispute.

Indians GM Mike Chernoff still plays a monthly game of catch with his father, Mark.

Former Pirates outfielder Jose Osuna has signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the NPB.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The Amazin Avenue writing staff shared what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1967, the Mets completed a trade with the Washington Senators in which they received manager Gil Hodges in exchange for Bill Denehey and $100,000.