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Mets Morning News: Do I smell an Odorizzi?

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

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Meet the Mets

After signing Trevor May, it is possible that the Mets could now turn their sights on free agent starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi.

While the Mets have expressed interest in Odorizzi, the righty starter is also talking with numerous other teams interested in his services.

Signing another starting pitcher or two is just one of several needs the Mets have heading into the virtual Winter Meetings.

One of the other needs is securing a general manager, and longtime Athletics executive Billy Owens may be one of the names in the mix.

Former Met and current White Sox coach Joe McEwing spoke highly of free agent catcher James McCann.

Around the National League East

Tragically, it seems like the Phillies’ lengthy effort to rebuild their organization has not borne fruit.

Philadelphia remains in search of a new head of baseball operations, and while it was rumored that Twins GM Thad Levine might be in the mix for the job, he will apparently be staying put.

The Braves have gotten off to a good start to this offseason with the Charlie Morton signing, but there are still a few moves that the team should be attempting to complete soon.

The 2021 ZiPS projections for the Nationals were released yesterday.

The Marlins made one change to their coaching staff but are otherwise bringing back the same group from last season.

Around Major League Baseball

After taking his name out of consideration for the Mets’ general manager job, Chris Young has accepted the same position with the Texas Rangers.

The large number of non-tendered players this offseason is yet another sign that payroll cuts may be coming for several teams.

In light of the losses that all teams experienced due to the lack of fans this year, Major League Baseball and all thirty teams are suing their insurance providers.

MLB.com ranked how well each MLB team serves as a potential fit for free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto. Unsurprisingly, the Mets remained at the top of that list.

A number of offense-needy teams could be interested in pursuing Kyle Schwarber now that the former Cubs slugger is a free agent.

There are numerous interesting relief pitchers still available on the free agent market.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Christian Romo contemplated which non-tendered infielders the Mets might be interested in pursuing. Chris McShane explored the same question for non-tendered starting pitchers.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets acquired outfielder Jake Marisnick in a trade from the Astros one year ago today.