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Mets Morning News: McCann you just make a deal already?

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

Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets are reportedly still working to come to an agreement with free agent catcher James McCann.

If McCann doesn’t work out, the Mets could still turn to J.T. Realmuto to fill their hole at catcher.

While the team is still looking for a general manager, it seems likely that the search will come down to four names: Red Sox assistant GM Zack Scott, Diamondbacks assistant GM Jared Porter, Athletics executive Billy Owens, and former Marlins GM Michael Hill.

Sandy Alderson and company are also still on the lookout for another starting pitcher or two, and Masahiro Tanaka could be an ideal fit.

The Mets are bringing back an old friend, as they’ve signed lefty reliever Jerry Blevins to a minor-league deal.

Around the National League East

The Phillies officially hired Dave Dombrowski to be their next president of baseball operations. Dombrowski gave a press conference where he outlined some of his plans for the organization.

The Nationals may be interested in a number of free agent corner outfielders, including recently non-tendered players like Kyle Schwarber.

The Braves have had an impressive string of homegrown heroes over the decades.

Isan Diaz is going to have to earn the starting second baseman’s job for the Marlins in 2021.

Around Major League Baseball

Even though not much happened at this week’s Winter Meetings, some teams and people left the virtual affair in a better position than others.

How badly could each team could use George Springer? The Mets are unsurprisingly right at the top of that list.

Giancarlo Stanton’s massive contract is proving to be a bit of a limitation on the Yankees’ payroll situation.

The Rangers have signed recently non-tendered outfielder David Dahl to a one-year, $3 million deal.

The Tigers and AJ Hinch are both relying on each other to return to their previous baseball greatness. put together the all-time ringless team composed of great players (past and present) who never won a World Series.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa provided a profile of Korean slugger Sung-bum Na, who has been posted by the NC Dinos.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets acquired 2006 hero second baseman Jose Valentin in a trade with the Dodgers on this date in 2005.