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Mets Morning News: A Grand Farewell

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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

One of the 2015 Mets is hanging up his spikes, as Curtis Granderson is retiring after 16 seasons in the major leagues.

The Mets paid their respects to the Grandyman.

Granderson was a rare type of player both on and off the field (paywall alert).

ESPN’s Bradford Doolittle wonders if everyone is underrating the potential of the 2020 Mets (paywall alert).

The Mets have signed first-baseman Matt Adams to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

While the addition gives the Mets an extra lefty-hitting first baseman in their system, that does not mean that Dominic Smith’s departure is imminent.

Robinson Cano’s charity organization held a march in the Dominican Republican geared towards raising awareness about domestic violence against women.

Around the National League East

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic wrote about how the NL East could be decided by which team is bold enough to make one big addition before the season begins.

Each of the teams in the division is facing their own share of questions.

The Phillies may want to make a big addition, but there are a few factors that could be preventing them from pulling the trigger.

Philadelphia did make one addition on Friday, as the club claimed right-handed pitcher Reggie McClain off waivers from the Mariners while simultaneously designating Trevor Kelley for assignment in the process.

Fish Stripes wrote about the similarities between Kobe Bryant and Jose Fernandez.

Around Major League Baseball

If Steve Cohen is looking for some ideas on where to spend some money, he might want to take a look at this preliminary list of the top five free agents of next offseason.

MLB owners are not being truthful in discussing the plans to contract several minor league teams.

The data shows that the 2017 Astros did an awful lot of cheating.

Which 2020 teams will be surprise participants in the postseason?

What will the US roster for the 2021 World Baseball Classic look like?

The Giants have signed reliever Nick Vincent to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

With the Super Bowl now just a day away, Robert Wolff took a look at the Mets tenure of the elder Patrick Mahomes on the latest episode of UnforMETable.

While Amazin’ Avenue’s Top 25 Mets prospect list is officially over, Steve Sypa gave an honorary mention to some other names worth keeping an eye on.

This Date in Mets History

Johan Santana and the Mets agreed to a then-franchise record contract on this date in 2008.