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Mets Morning News: Mets sign eleven players to minor league deals

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Meet the Mets

The team signed eleven players including reliever Arodys Vizcaino, outfielder Mallex Smith, and catcher Bruce Maxwell to minor league deals.

If Marcus Stroman declines the qualifying offer, where could the Mets turn to get their badly needed rotation help?

Despite the rumors that J.T. Realmuto does not want to come to New York, the Mets can not let that deter them when pursuing the coveted free agent.

Sandy Alderson is set to take over as team president next week which could mean that Brodie Van Wagenen’s days with the organization are numbered.

It has been awhile since both the Mets and Yankees have been in on the bidding for the same free agent but that could happen with Trevor Bauer.

With new ownership coming in with money the Mets could be the New York team to watch this offseason.

After Steve Cohen asked for suggestions to improve fan relations with the team, there is a list of ten things that could make fans happy right from the start.

In addition to Jerry Reinsdorf, the owners of the Angels, Reds, and Diamondbacks all voted no against approving Steve Cohen.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop reviewed Max Fried’s stellar season as well as Grant Dayton’s solid season in relief.

Fish Stripes took a look at Brian Anderson’s successful 2020 season.

The Phillies’ front office can’t get out of its own way when it comes to building a successful team. Especially after a disappointing season where they didn’t make the playoffs.

Around Major League Baseball

Trevor Bauer did not accept the Reds qualifying offer but he is open to returning to the team.

Vlad Guerrero Jr. is already in the best shape if his life and has lost 32 lbs since the start of Summer Camp.

Francisco Lindor is a coveted trade target this offseason, but looking ahead to next year there will be more than one superstar shortstop on the market.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos revealed the team he created with the other 29 GMs at SB Nation.

J.D. Davis is an extension candidate this offseason.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1990, Darryl Strawberry became a free agent and signed a five year deal with the Dodgers three days later.