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Mets Morning News: Finally

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

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Meet the Mets

Jared Porter was officially named the 14th general manager in New York Mets history.

Coming into New York, Porter has nothing but high praise and high expectations.

The hire will officially become official at an official press conference at 4:30 this afternoon...officially.

With a day for things to set in, reactions to the James McCann signing popped up around the city and the league.

To exponentially increase your holiday cheer, enjoy this video of Alex and Steve Cohen giving bobbleheads to fans at Citi Field.

Meet the new bench coach, same as the old bench coach, or at least the 2010 bench coach: Dave Jauss.

Around the National League East

The 57th edition of the All-Time Marlins Countdown features one of the best relievers of all time, and also Trevor Hoffman.

As he draws interest, Vince Velazquez might end up being Dave Dombrowski’s first move for the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball

After 105 years and 105,000 arguments, The Team Formerly Known as The Indians will be receiving a new name at some point soon.

On the off chance you don’t know who Rachel Luba is, the Daily News has you covered.

To avoid jail, Tony La Russa has plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his drunk-driving arrest.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1995, the Mets inked Lance Johnson to a two-year contract.

Also, happy 39th birthday to one-game-winner Shaun Marcum!

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The Valiant Vasilis Drimalitis took a look at where the Mets payroll stands as we go through December.