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Mets Morning News: All aboard the rumor train

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have reportedly been in contact with D.J. LeMahieu, according to Jon Heyman.

Joel Sherman reported that the Mets are emerging as a potential landing spot for Japanese star starting pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano. One executive said “They have as good of a chance as anyone.”

Noah Syndergaard and the Mets avoided arbitration as the two sides agreed to a $9.7 million deal for the 2021 season.

Tim Britton wrote about the many sides of Steve Cohen.

Around the National League East

The Phillies named Sam Fuld their General Manager.

Is the success the Marlins saw during the 2020 season sustainable over the course of a full year?

Around Major League Baseball

David Lennon explained his 2021 Hall of Fame ballot, in which he voted for only Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.

Yoelqui Cespedes, brother of Yoenis, is the newest addition to Baseball America’s international big board and is expected to sign with the White Sox.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane looked at some of the Met’s options for left-handed relievers in the 2021 season and beyond.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, the Mets acquired pitcher Mike Hampton.