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Mets Morning News: Mets hire Tony Tarasco as first base coach

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New York Mets’ Tony Tarasco rejoices as he hits a solo home Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

It’s finally the last day of 2020, but along with everyone else the Mets are looking ahead to 2021. They continued to fill out their coaching staff for next season and hired former Met Tony Tarasco to be their new first base coach.

Tomoyuki Sugano has drawn the Mets’ interest since he projects to be a middle of the rotation starter but the team has until January 7 to sign the righty.

The race to sign George Springer is reportedly down to two teams with the Mets seen as the favorites to sign the star.

Curtis Granderson joined Chris Young and Chris Dickerson on a Zoom call to further the conversation about race and baseball.

Around the National League East

The Phillies traded for bullpen help but it has been awhile since one of these moves actually panned out for the team.

What did the trade for Josh Bell really mean for the Nationals?

Around Major League Baseball

This year was hard in so many ways which led to some fans straying from the game and baseball will have to work to get them back.

Major League Baseball laid out its COVID vaccination plan which will only happen after it gets approval from the government.

Jed Hoyer, the Cubs’ current president of baseball operations, discussed the disappointing trade of Yu Darvish and claimed that the team will still be competitive next season despite missing its best player.

The Padres now have three true aces that project to be one of the best trios in all of baseball.

After a tough year, end it on a lighter note with the best bloopers from the 2020 season.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Rick Aguilera!