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Mets Morning News: The waiting is the hardest part

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

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Meet the Mets

The big news of the day was that the Mets brought in yet another Trevor this offseason. That’s right, reliever Trevor Hildenberger signed a minor league deal with the team!

ESPN’s Jeff Passan is reporting the Mets are the favorite to land George Springer.

The Brooklyn Cyclones are moving up to high Class A ball while the St. Lucie Mets are moving down to low Class A.

The Mets parted ways with baserunning and outfield instructor Marlon Anderson.

Tim Britton assessed the Mets’ Winter Meetings blueprint.

You can look back on some of the biggest moves the Mets have ever made at the Winter Meetings here.

Around the National League East

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman won the National League Hank Aaron Award.

The Marlins have expressed interest in bringing back pitcher Brandon Kintzler, while Kintzler would stronly consider returning to Miami.

The Nationals laid off around 18 employees from their D.C. sales team on Tuesday.

Around Major League Baseball

In the American League, Jose Abreu was the winner of the Hank Aaron Award.

Carlos Santana is heading to Kansas City after signing a two-year deal with the Royals.

Adam Eaton is returning to the White Sox after signing a one-year deal worth $7 million.

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg says he believes the team would be able to run a mostly normal stadium operation with 10,000 people or less attending most games.

Sportswriter Dick Kaegel won the Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award for his contributions to baseball writing.

Scott Boras came out and said there is not a single team in baseball that lost money this season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague looked at what the Mets’ biggest needs are heading into the winter meetings.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2000, Mike Hampton chose the Denver school system over the New York one. Hampton signing with the Rockies gave the Mets a compensation pick in the first round of the 2001 draft, which they used to select David Wright.