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Mets Morning News: Seven

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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

Steve Cohen called Jared Porter to see what was up.

Nothing was up.

The Mets remain one of the many teams in the running for Japanese ace Tomoyuki Sugano.

RA Dickey took to Twitter for the first time in over two years to give a few thoughts and words on the passing of Phil Niekro.

In his LIDOM debut, Robinson Cano hit not one, but two home runs.

Gone are the days of being a kid in a candy store, but Steve Cohen has a new opportunity to be a king in major league baseball.

Around the National League East

Knee-deep in swings and strokes, Kevin Long is determined to fix the swing of newly-acquired Nationals first baseman Josh Bell.

Talking Chop rounded up the reactions to Phil Niekro’s passing from those in Atlanta and around the majors.

Do you like Remembering Guys? Do you like remembering Marlins? Well you’re going to love remembering Mark Buehrle on the Marlins.

The 71st chapter of Fish Stripes All-Time Marlins Countdown has finally brought us to the Guillermo Mota Zone.

Around Major League Baseball

Phil Niekro became the seventh, and hopefully, final member of baseball’s hall of fame to die in 2020.

Former Expos starter and Canadian radio analyst Derek Aucoin passed away at the age of 50.

Former Cy Young winner Blake Snell is going to the San Diego Padres for a package of Francisco Mejia, Luis Patiño, Cole Wilcox, and Blake Hunt.

This Date in Mets History

Please wish Benny Agbayani a happy 49th birthday. I’ll wait.