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Mets Morning News: Mets add Zack Scott to front office

Your Christmas Eve dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets hired Zack Scott as their senior vice president and assistant general manager. Scott was originally a finalist for the GM position but accepted this job to help round out the retooled front office.

Pete Alonso is ready for a bounce back season and thinks analytics will help him improve upon his disappointing 2020 season.

Darryl Strawberry reflected on his time playing in New York and what it takes to be successful in the City That Never Sleeps.

Is now the time to trade Noah Syndergaard?

Steve Cohen chatted with Howie Rose and answered fan questions. He is hopeful fans will be back at Citi Field in 2021 and he is very much concerned with the fan experience at the ballpark.

Around the National League East

Former Marlin Jose Urena signed with the Tigers for one year after being released by Miami earlier this offseason.

The Phillies have reportedly made an offer to J.T. Realmuto but there are still other teams interested in the catcher.

How do you solve a problem like Carter Kieboom? The Nationals need to decide whether he is a part of their contention window after not showing much at the major league level.

Around Major League Baseball

Reliever Tommy Kahnle signed a two-year deal with the Dodgers but will likely miss all of next season after undergoing Tommy John in August.

Outside of the Mets, it’s been a relatively quiet offseason so of course there is only more speculation about where the biggest names wind up.

The Padres could be a potential match for acquiring Yu Darvish from the Cubs.

Despite being a wacky season players still put up some impressive numbers in 2020.

Who has the best broadcast booth in the league?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On episode 68 of A Pod of Their Own, James McCann, Jared Porter, and the Cleveland Baseball Team were all discussed.

This Date in Mets History

In a surprising move, the Mets signed Dellin Betances on this date last year. It didn’t quite work out but he has a chance to redeem himself in 2021 after he exercised his player option in November.