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Mets Morning News: 2020 is coming to a close

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

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Meet the Mets

Deesha Thosar writes that Steve Cohen’s reaction to the Blake Snell trade once again shows how weak the Mets’ farm system is.

The clock is ticking if the Mets want to sign Japanese pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano.

Around the National League East

The Phillies received Jose Alvarado in a three-team trade with the Rays and Dodgers.

The teardown of the Chicago Cubs four years after winning a World Series is a cautionary tale for the Nationals.

Around Major League Baseball

With their blockbuster trades in the past three days, the Padres are only doing what every other MLB team has the ability to do as well.

Meanwhile, Joel Sherman writes the trades San Diego has made represents a power shift in the league.

The Cubs are now actively shopping catcher Wilson Contreras.

Hansel Robles is heading to Minnesota after signing a one-year deal with the Twins.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, Mets GM Johnny Murphy who built the Miracle Mets suffered his first heart attack, which would kill him 16 days later.