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Mets Morning News: deGone

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Meet the Mets

Mets fans were treated with some heartbreak to start their weekend, as Jacob deGrom is no longer a New York Met. The two-time Cy Young winner has signed a five-year, $185 million contract with the Texas Rangers.

The Mets had an offer for deGrom in the three-year, $120 million range, but were not given the opportunity to beat Texas’s final offer.

What is next for the Mets now that deGrom has left?

Anthony DiComo looked at some of the top remaining starting pitching options on the free agent market.

John Harper argues that deGrom’s age and injury history makes his departure slightly easier to stomach for Mets fans.

Jon Heyman also believes that the contract was too large for deGrom given his recent history.

The Mets made a pitching signing of their own yesterday, inking Jimmy Yacobonis to a minor league contract. Who needs deGrom, amirite?

Around the National League East

The Phillies are serious about making a major upgrade to their infield, as they will be meeting with all four of the top free agent shortstops at the Winter Meetings this week.

While the Braves already have a solid core heading into the 2023 season, there are still a few questions which must be answered heading into the Winter Meetings.

The Nationals outrighted a couple of players from their 40-man roster in anticipation of the Rule 5 draft.

Fish Stripes contemplated what the Marlins could potentially get in return for lefty starter Trevor Rogers?

Around Major League Baseball

The Mariners and Brewers swung a trade yesterday, with second baseman Kolten Wong heading to Seattle in exchange for outfielder Jesse Winker and infielder Abraham Toro.

The Brewers are reportedly uninterested in trading any of their other major pieces, including starters like Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff.

Our old friend Miguel Castro is heading to Arizona after inking a contract with the Diamondbacks.

The Orioles met with Noah Syndergaard as they look to bolster their pitching staff.

Each team has at least one thing they are hoping to accomplish at the upcoming Winter Meetings.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kory Powell discussed Jeff McNeil’s remarkable 2022 season.

Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague processed their feelings about deGrom together on an emergency podcast episode.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets said goodbye to franchise icon Tug McGraw on this date in 1974, trading him to the Philadelphia Phillies.