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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

Adding to the bullpen competition, the Mets signed Mike Montgomery and Tommy Hunter to minor-league deals.

With Opening Day 2021 fast approaching, there are a few storylines worth keeping in the back of your mind.

The Mets’ black jerseys are not just a fashion preference, for some, they’re a nostalgia trip to the days of Piazza, Wright, and Reyes.

Even with all of the moves they’ve made and the statements they’ve given, the Mets still have questions yet to be answered as the spring grows near.

The Royals’ assistant general manager JJ Picollo revealed that the Mets’ involvement in the Benintendi trade was only through the Red Sox as Kansas City and New York never spoke.

On his Instagram, photo day icon and 2020 Met, Jared Hughes announced his retirement from baseball.

Odds are that Justin Wilson is pitching for New York when the first of the season arrives, but the question is which New York team it’ll be.

Around the National League East

With the addition of Adam Duvall necessitating a 40-man roster move, Lewis Brinson may find himself outside the fish tank, looking in.

Fish Stripes took the time to check in on all of the Marlins, big and small, who participated in the winter leagues.

The 120th Chapter of the All-Time Marlins Countdown has officially reached the Braden Looper portion of the list.

Around Major League Baseball

Alanna Rizzo, former MLB Network personality and SportsNet LA field reporter, spoke of three instances of players coming on to her during her six years in LA.

Despite the bleak numbers over the past few years, Jerry Manuel sees the potential for a bright future between the Black community and Major League Baseball.

Former All Star Brad Boxberger and the Brewers came to an agreement on a minor-league deal with an invite to Phoenix.

Avoiding arbitration, the Dodgers and catcher Austin Barnes signed a two-year deal for $4.3M.

While Eric Young Jr. has received most of the attention up until this point, Eric Young Sr.’s other son, the budding actor Dallas, might end up being the most talented of the bunch.

The Oakland Athletics came to terms with a pair of relief pitchers in the form of Sergio Romo and Guy Literally Traded for Carlos Delgado in 2005, Yusmeiro Petit.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2011, the Mets brought back former Generation K frontman Jason Isringhausen.