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Mets Morning News: Spicy Chili

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New York Mets’ hitting coach Chili Davis at spring training in 2021 Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Former Mets hitting coach Chili Davis had some less than kind things to say about the thought process that went into his firing and the state of the Mets’ front office.

The Mets are reportedly leaning towards extending qualifying offers to both Michael Conforto and Noah Syndergaard.

Ex-Met Ron Hunt is battling Parkinson’s, and his family is asking for financial assistance to help treat him.

Around the National League East

The Braves had a number of entertaining moments during their World Series celebration parade (Note: this may or may not have been the single most painful sentence that this dutiful writer has ever had to compose).

Bad bitch Joc Pederson is now a free agent after declining his option with the Braves.

The Phillies declined options on cool player Andrew McCutcheon and uncool player Odúbel Herrera.

The Nationals claimed relief pitcher Francisco Pérez from the Cleveland Guardians.

The Marlins will be having numerous conversations about how to improve their squad this offseason.

Around Major League Baseball

The MLB Players Association has made a second proposal as the league seeks to avoid a work stoppage when the current collective bargaining agreement expires on December 1st.

Japanese slugger Seiya Suzuki is expected to be posted for MLB clubs this offseason and will quickly become one of the top outfielders available.

After leading the Astros to the World Series this year, Dusty Baker has signed a one-year deal to continue to serve as Houston’s manager.

Former Mets manager Gil Hodges is one of several candidates being considered for induction into the Hall of Fame by the Golden Days Era committee.

The Cubs claimed veteran starting pitcher Wade Miley off waivers from the Reds, who decided they would rather gift a good pitcher to their division rivals rather than pay him $10 million in 2022.

Johnny Cueto, who has spent the past six years in San Francisco, had his 2022 option declined by the Giants.

The Arizona Fall League is currently experimenting with a new type of pre-tacked baseball.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The 2021-2022 Amazin’ Avenue Offseason Plan contest has officially begun!

Chris McShane reviewed Francisco Lindor’s inconsistent but ultimately solid first season as a New York Met.

This Date in Mets History

Today marks the official one-year anniversary of Steve Cohen’s purchase of the New York Mets.