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Mets Morning News: Solstice

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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

The Mets made a birthday post for David Wright that didn’t announce their retiring of his number, so that’s lame.

Have you ever wanted to see Kelly Johnson sitting in the front seat of his car reminiscing about his time with the 2015 Mets? Good, because that’s exactly what he did.

Apparently the pandemic didn’t have an impact on the amount of money that teams, including the Mets, are apparently offering to Trevor Bauer.

Around the National League East

Braves starter Ian Anderson took to the podcast sphere to discuss his pandemic-addled rookie season.

Fish Stripes looked back at all the high notes and low notes of Jazz Chisholm’s first year in Miami.

Also at Fish Stripes, their Marlins countdown entered its 64th chapter.

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo spoke to reporters about the club’s need for more offense going into next season.

Around Major League Baseball

After a shaky start, it appears that Tommy Lasorda will be coming home for Christmas and be discharged from the hospital.

CC Sabathia spoke to the Daily News about his alcoholism, the value in vulnerability, and recovery.

Despite the fact that they made the playoffs last season and are already losing Trevor Bauer, the Cincinnati Reds are shopping Luis Castillo (not that one) in addition to Sonny Gray.

DJ LeMahieu is apparently asking for five years and $125M in his voyage through the supermarket of free agency or whatever Scott Boras is calling it these days.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2009, RA Dickey could’ve gone anywhere, but he came here.