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Mets Morning News: Vote deGrom 2020

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

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom is a finalist for the National League Cy Young award for the third consecutive season. He won the award in each of the last two years.

Town & Country examined how Steve Cohen, who is “obsessed with coming out on top” won in his quest to get the Mets.

Over the weekend, Cohen used Twitter to signal a brand new era for Mets fans. (Paywall Alert)

Joel Sherman looked at some potential trade targets for the new Mets owner.

In the latest edition of “Veteran Presence”, Baseball Prospectus explored the last thing the Wilpons screwed up. (Paywall Alert)

Bleacher Nation proposed the idea of the Mets trading for Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish this offseason.

SNY believes Francisco Lindor should be a top priority for the Mets this winter.

Congratulations to Tomas Nido and his wife Danielle, who welcomed the birth of their daughter!

Around the National League East

Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman was named a finalist for the NL MVP award.

Marlins’ skipper Don Mattingly was named a finalist for the NL Manager of the Year award.

The Miami Herald looked at the Marlins’ needs this offseason and some free agents that can fill those holes.

Phillies’ third baseman Alec Bohm was named a finalist for the NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award. He’s looking to become the first Phillie to take home the honor since Ryan Howard did in 2005.

While he had a terrific season, Nationals’ outfielder Juan Soto was not included as a finalist for the NL MVP award.

Washington’s chance to retool depends on their willingness to spend.

Around Major League Baseball

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the remaining finalists for the major awards, with the winners to be announced next week.

In addition to deGrom, free agent Trevor Bauer and Chicago’s Darvish will be vying for the NL Cy Young award.

On the American League side, Shane Bieber will be the heavy favorite for the Cy Young Award. Kenta Maeda and Hyun-Jin Ryu were the other two finalists.

The National League MVP award finalists are Atlanta’s Freeman, as well as Mookie Betts of the world champion Dodgers and Manny Machado of the Padres.

The American League MVP award finalists are Jose Abreu of the White Sox, DJ LeMahieu of the Yankees, and Jose Ramirez of Cleveland.

The National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award finalists are Philadelphia’s Bohm, as well as Jake Cronenworth of the Padres and Devin Williams of the Brewers.

The American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year award finalists are Cristian Javier of the Astros, Kyle Lewis of the Mariners, and Luis Robert of the White Sox.

The National League Manager of the Year award finalists are Miami’s Mattingly, as well as David Ross of the Cubs, and Jayce Tingler of the Padres.

The American League Manager of the Year award finalists are Kevin Cash of the AL Champion Rays, Charlie Montoyo of the Blue Jays, and, in an awkward and ironic twist of fate, the recently relieved-of-his-duties Rick Renteria of the White Sox.

With a looming CBA dispute and with owners crying poor, the upcoming winter could be dark and full of terrors for MLB.

With the free agent frenzy set to begin, CBS Sports ranked the top sixty available free agents and looked at some potential fits for each player. Of the sixty, seven were listed as potential fits for the Mets.

The Score predicted landing spots for the top ten free agents, projecting that the Mets will end up with Trevor Bauer.

MLB Trade Rumors took their best shot at matching the top 50 free agents to new teams. In their piece, they see the Mets handing out a monster contract to J.T. Realmuto in addition to signing Charlie Morton

Kyle McDaniel ranked every MLB free agent over at ESPN+. (Paywall Alert)

Pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano could be posted for MLB clubs.

According to Jon Morosi, Morton intends to play in 2021 if the fit is right, and he prefers to stay with the Rays.

He also mentioned that three teams, in addition to the Cardinals, have reached out to speak to free agent catcher and Mets’ nemesis Yadier Molina.

Details of MLB’s takeover of MiLB have emerged.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced their list of finalists for the Ford C. Frick Award.

For all the “Major League” fans out there, The Athletic asked us whether we would rather have Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn or Willie Mays Hayes on our team. (Paywall Alert)

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

It’s officially AAOP SZN. You have until November 12!

Grace Carbone broke down what a potential extension for Noah Syndergaard might look like.

I detailed deGrom being named an NL Cy Young finalist.

Episode 86 of From Complex to Queens discussed the lessons to learn from the winners.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1973, Bud Harrelson was received a letter from National League President Chub Feeney informing him of a $250 fine for his part in a brawl in Game 3 of the NLCS.