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Mets Morning News: Steven Matz tendered a contract, Trevor May officially a Met

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Meet the Mets

There was some doubt about the Mets tendering Steven Matz a contract, but they agreed to one-year deal worth $5.2 million.

After an injury-shortened 2020, Robert Gsellman was also tendered a contract.

They did however non-tender several other pitchers including Paul Sewald and Chasen Shreve.

Trevor May officially became a Met after agreeing to a two-year deal reportedly worth $15 million.

May was the first signing of the Cohen era so what does this signal about the new regime?

Dominic Smith chatted with Steve Gelbs on a variety of topics including the May signing and Steve Cohen becoming the new owner.

Around the National League East

The Braves non-tendered outfielder Adam Duvall but they did agree to a one-year contract with Luke Jackson worth $1.9 million.

The Marlins non-tendered Ryne Stanek and agreed to contracts with Jorge Alfaro and Brian Anderson among others.

Jean Segura is reportedly available in a trade as the Phillies look to shed some salary. Can Philadelphia reasonably count on Seranthony Dominguez in 2022?

Around Major League Baseball

With the non-tender deadline having come and gone, there are quite a few notable free agents on the market.

After a horrid 2020 season, the Yankees surprisingly held on to catcher Gary Sanchez.

A couple of trades also went down in addition to all of the non-tenders. The Dodgers acquired Corey Knebel from the Brewers and the Angels traded for shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Orioles.

With the Virtual Winter Meetings due to take place next week, what is one move each NL team can make to help them compete in 2021.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa took an in depth look at Chris Flexen’s success in Korea.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1974, the Mets stopped believing and traded the popular Tug McGraw to the Phillies for Mac Scarce, John Stearns, and Del Unser.