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Mets Morning News: McCann meets the media

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Meet the Mets

Sandy Alderson has continued to leave the door open for a potential Francisco Lindor or Nolan Arenado trade.

The Athletic discussed the career of Johan Santana, in their series covering the best players not in the hall of fame.

James McCann credited coach Jerry Narron with helping him improve his defense.

Bloomberg News discussed how Steve Cohen will give Mets fans and bondholders something to cheer about this year.

Newsday profiled Steve Cohen’s rise to become one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Around the National League East

Don Mattingly bemoans the lack of action in MLB, and advocates further rule changes.

The Phillies have signed Neftali Feliz to a minor league deal.

Stephen Strasburg should be fully ready for spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

Fangraphs discussed the complicated nature of Major League Baseball’s decision to designate the Negro Leagues as a major league.

Brian Cashman is ready for a do-over in 2021 with more or less the same group of players.

Sports Illustrated discussed MLB’s painfully slow offseason.

Dave Roberts told the media that he doesn’t know if David Price will pitch in 2021.

Roenis Elias has planned a workout on Sunday in Texas to show teams he’s healthy after missing 2020 because of COVID and a left flexor strain.

The Cubs have signed former-Yankee Jonathan Holder.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis discussed the Mets introduction of James McCann as their new catcher.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1992, the Mets signed Joe Orsulak to a three-year $2.4 million contract.