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Mets Morning News: Where do we go from here?

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

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Meet the Mets

George Springer is now a Blue Jay because the Mets did not want to match the massive deal Toronto was offering.

Now that the Mets have lost out on Springer where can they turn to finish off their 2021 roster?

While centerfield and the bullpen are the main areas of concern there are a couple of areas they can round out as well including the rotation and third base.

Kiké Hernandez still remains a possibility for the team but the Red Sox are also interested in the former Dodger.

After the dismissal of Jared Porter the Mets will have some decisions to make about their front office and what direction they want to take going forward.

Around the National League East

The Braves could use some help in the outfield but their options are dwindling with Springer heading to Toronto.

Marlins GM Kim Ng was part of the inauguration ceremonies in a pre-taped segment where she read an excerpt from Ronald Reagan’s inaugural address.

The Phillies latest offer to catcher J.T. Realmuto is reportedly worth $110 million.

With the addition of Jon Lester the Nationals are once again trying to compete behind a strong starting rotation.

Around Major League Baseball

After it was reported he was signing with the Blue Jays, outfielder Michael Brantley instead signed with the Astros for $32 million.

There is a chance the 2021 Hall of Fame class will have zero inductees but there will still be some who will be honored at the ceremony.

The Dodgers reportedly have some interest in signing Trevor Bauer.

Starter JA Happ is signing with the Twins for one year on a deal worth $8 million.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane looked at what other outfield options the Mets have now that Springer is off the board.

Lukas Vlahos gave the team a solid grade for acquiring Joey Luchessi.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2002, GM Steve Phillips got a little trade happy and moved quite a few players around just to acquire Jeromy Burnitz, Lou Collier, Jeff D’Amico, and Mark Sweeney. It didn’t work out.