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

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Meet the Mets

In New Number News: David Peterson will now be donning Michael Cuddyer’s 23 while Robert Gsellman will wear Jason Bay’s 44.

If you have a sudden urge to watch Jacob deGrom throw 100 MPH strikes for over a minute in a row, I have just the video for you.

A GoFundMe was set up by Jay Horowitz to benefit the family of Sean Dean, a member of the Mets’ security team who recently passed from COVID-19.

Even David Wright took the time to release a statement, remembering his friendship and interactions over the years with Dean.

Toronto and the Mets seem to be the last contenders in the George Springer free agency extravaganza, but both of their pursuits come with challenges.

Juan Lagares is still around and hitting grand slams in the LIDOM playoffs.

Around the National League East

Fresh off signing a contract with the Los Angeles Angels, Kurt Suzuki took some time to reflect on his two stints with the Washington Nationals.

Not only do you get the 92nd edition of the All-Time Marlins Countdown featuring Jose Reyes, but you also get the All-Time Best Marlins Team by Position.

According to Buster Olney, a reunion between the Braves and Marcell Ozuna looks increasingly unlikely.

Around Major League Baseball

Over 50 years after his death, the goals and message of Martin Luther King Jr. remain as relevant and important as ever in the game of baseball and beyond.

Masahiro Tanaka is reportedly seeking a one-year deal with a salary ranging from $15-$20M.

Luis Castillo (not that one, you jokers) has not been traded to the Yankees.

Cincinnati Reds general manager Nick Krall also came out to say that any such reports of Castillo being traded now or before the start of the season are pure horse hockey.

For St. Louis, there are a lot of transactions in the cards.

Shelby Miller inked a non-roster deal with the Cubs worth up to $1.475M if he makes the roster and all incentives are met.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in Mets history...nothing really happened! It’s nobody’s birthday and even the Hall of Fame doesn’t have anything fun for us.