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Mets Morning News: Hand-off

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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

With Brad Hand taken, one route that the Mets could take is to bring back Old Friend Justin Wilson for a third season in Queens.

Joey Lucchesi called in to MLB Network Radio to discuss the upcoming season and joining a new team.

Patrick Mahomes II is going to a second-straight Super Bowl, and he wore a Mets jersey during that one press conference, so that’s pretty rad.

Around the National League East

Former Future Met Brad Hand is heading to the Nationals on a one-year deal worth $10.5M with the obligatory Nationals deferments in the mix.

Following his legendary one game in Atlanta, the Braves have brought back Pablo Sandoval for the 2021 season.

Eight years after the fact, Talking Chop looked back at the 2013 trade with the Diamondbacks that brought Justin Upton to Atlanta.

The 99th edition of Fish Stripes All Time Marlins Countdown has arrived and it features Mike Jacobs.

Around Major League Baseball

For the low price of four prospects of varying prestige, the Yankees acquired former-first round draft pick, Jameson Taillon.

Shortly after the news broke, Taillon took to Twitter to say goodbye to Pittsburgh and hello to New York City.

For the Pirates, recently-acquired outfielder Troy Stokes was the 40-man casualty after the Taillon trade came to be.

In other Yankee-adjacent trade news, it sounds like the bombers want to unload reliever Adam Ottavino

It took a bit of lucky timing and some specific circumstances, but the Blue Jays ended up netting George Springer.

In a move that has less to do with circumstances and timing, the Blue Jays also have their eye on Masahiro Tanaka.

Instead of being in the owner’s box at Citi Field this summer, Alex Rodriguez might find himself taking the stand thanks to a civil complaint.

If you’ve been paying any attention, or even if you haven’t, you may have noticed that the Baseball Hall of Fame voting is not fun for anyone involved.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2010, Jane Jarvis, the original organist of Shea Stadium, passed away at 94.