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Mets Morning News: Slowvember

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

New York Mets’ manager Bobby Valentine tucks towels around h Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Going back through his past, Carlos Mendoza’s greatest influences had nothing but good things to say about the Mets new manager.

The 2024 Hall of Fame ballot, which will include David Wright and Bartolo Colon, will officially be released at some point today.

Around the National League East

Aaron Nola and the Phillies agreed to a seven-year $172M deal with no opt outs and no team options attached.

Before the Phillies final offer was accepted, the Braves were apparently a strong consideration for Aaron Nola’s next team.

After missing out on Aaron Nola, the Braves are rumored to be top suitors in the hunt for Sonny Gray’s services.

The Nationals are among the teams pursuing Jeimer Candelario in free agency.

Around Major League Baseball

Why would you want a 1/100 autographed Josh Jung card when you can have a 1/1 doodled and mustachio’d Josh Jung card?

The Blue Jays are open to hearing trade offers for 2022 Cy Young Award finalist and 2023 Not Very Good Award finalist Alek Manoah.

The White Sox and Dodgers are reportedly discussing a trade for Chicago’s ace Dylan Cease, though nothing is imminent.

Former major leaguer Dietrich Enns is taking his talents to Korea for the LG Twins.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1967 and 1984, Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden won their Rookie of the Year Awards.