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Mets Morning News: Winter Blues

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

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Meet the Mets

As spring training continues to inch closer and closer, Mets fans are waiting for Steve Cohen and co. to bring in more free agents, though some write the Mets have still done more than most teams this offseason.

People within the Mets organization still remain optimistic that George Springer will end up in the orange and blue.

Since buying the Mets, Steve Cohen has portrayed himself as “affable”, but his past with Point72 Ventures may prove otherwise.

Anthony DiComo looks at some of the starting pitching options the Mets can consider adding in free agency.

Meanwhile, the Mets will be in attendance at Corey Kluber’s throwing session next week.

Chili Davis is set to return as hitting coach as the Mets finalized their 2021 coaching staff on Tuesday.

Tim Britton recapped what was a crazy 2020 for the New York Mets.

Around the National League East

Hank Aaron received the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia with hopes of sending a message to African-Americans that the vaccine is safe.

Josh Bell hopes to continue evolving as a player, now as a member of the Washington Nationals.

Around Major League Baseball

The minor league season for levels Double-A and below will not start on time, as their spring training will not begin until MLB teams have departed from camp.

Blake Treinen is returning to Los Angeles as he agreed to a two-year $17 million deal with the Dodgers.

It’s still possible Tomoyuki Sugano does not sign with a MLB team and returns to play in Japan.

The Red Sox reportedly are interested in free agent Jake Odorizzi.

The Tigers and outfielder Robbie Grossman are close to agreeing on a two-year $10 million deal.

Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda who is 93, is now home from the hospital.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the top Mets prospects for 2021.

You can listen to the latest episode of From Complex to Queens here!

This Date in Mets History

Happy 47th birthday to pinch hitting extraordinaire Marlon Anderson!