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

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Meet the Mets

With Steve Cohen now the new owner of the Mets, can the team upstage the Yankees in free agency?

Steve Cohen’s wife, Alex, is bringing Mets love to Twitter.

You can listen to Bobby Valentine on Jon Heyman’s podcast, here.

Around the National League East

MLB.com looked at 8 potential suitors for Braves’ outfielder Marcell Ozuna.

The Nationals have 11 minor league free agents this winter.

Around Major League Baseball

Honus Wagner’s rookie card sold for a record $1.4 million. A nice reminder that if you ever happen to find a Honus Wagner baseball card, you’re extremely lucky.

The Los Angeles Angels are looking to toss a lawsuit from a fired visiting clubhouse attendant who was fired for providing “sticky ball-doctoring substances” to opposing pitchers.

It’s becoming quite clear the 2021 MLB season will be impacted by COVID-19. Peter Gammons details what that might mean.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich wrote about how with new ownership in Queens, the Mets have the opportunity to honor Mets’ history.

Allison McCague looked at why Seth Lugo is a sleeper candidate to sign an extension with the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1976, the Mets and the rest of MLB began the first ever free agency in league history.