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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

The Mets and free agent outfielder Albert Almora Jr. agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

If you were convinced that Trevor Bauer was coming to the New York Mets at any point during Thursday night, you weren’t alone.

Just in case you want that little bit more of Bauer content, Trevor and his agent Rachel Luba took to Twitter to apologize to Mets fans.

Almora will become the new Jake Marisnick who was the new Keon Broxton who was the new Juan Lagares.

After signing Almora, it was reported that the Mets were out on Jackie Bradley Jr., but also maybe they are in?

Speaking of him, Former Met Juan Lagares will not become Future Met Juan Lagares as the outfielder agreed to a minor-league contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Yoenis Cespedes has switched agencies, going from ROC Nation to Magnus.

Around the National League East

Sean Doolittle looked back on his four seasons in Washington and looked forward to his 2021 with Cincinnati.

With his free agency coming at the end of the upcoming season, Anthony Rizzo could start 2022 as a member of his home state’s Miami Marlins.

The 113th edition of the All-Time Marlins Countdown features Burke Badenhop and if that isn’t enough to pique your interest, I don’t know what is.

Around Major League Baseball

SportsCenter reporter and longtime baseball reporter Pedro Gomez suddenly passed at the age of 58, drawing tributes and condolences from every corner of the baseball world.

A former Montreal Expos draft pick defeated a former Detroit Tigers draft pick in a football game.

The Dodgers hired 25-year veteran, and former Mets scout, Tom Allison to join their front office in a scouting position.

Chasen Shreve agreed to a minor-league deal with the Pirates which will pay him $1.5M if he makes the big league club.

The Boston Red Sox are nearing a major league deal with Japanese reliever Hirokazu Sawamura.

The Blue Jays are one of a few teams interested in the services of free agent Marwin Gonzalez.

The Cincinnati Reds added another shortstop as they came to terms with Dee Strange-Gordon on a minor-league contract.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2004, the Mets acquired Todd Zeile 2: Electric Boogaloo

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

According to SB Nation Reacts, the majority of fans don’t want MLB’s playoffs expanded in 2021 or beyond.