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Mets Morning News: Aftermath

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

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Meet the Mets

Along with Javy Báez and Jose Berríos, Francisco Lindor spent his Sunday cleaning Las Ruinas beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

On the same island, Edwin Diaz is spending his offseason back home in Naguabo, keeping his promise to always come back and help.

Around the National League East

Legendary panderer Bryce Harper did what he does best and recorded a hype video for the Eagles ahead of their game against his former favorite team, the Cowboys.

Former two-way player and current catcher Christian Bethancourt is the newest Marlin, coming over from the Guardians in a cash deal.

Around Major League Baseball

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t get Shohei Ohtani, which is admittedly a bummer for them, but they did get the third most iconic star of Shark Tank on a trip to his homeland.

Ohtani has done a million things to astound us, but getting a $700M contract in baseball might be the most impressive of all.

Ohtani’s contract and its massive deferrals makes for a fun game of How Much of This Actually Counts.

The circus around Ohtani and his mystery flight was, well, a circus.

In non-Ohtani Dodgers news, Tyler Glasnow has found himself on Los Angeles’ radar.

Multiple time Former Future Met Andrew Chafin will not make himself an actual Met, instead going back to the Tigers on a one-year deal.

The Yankees and Dodgers agreed on a two-for-one player swap to clear a roster spot for Ohtani, but nobody has any idea what the hell the trade is.

At some point today, the Yankees are scheduled to meet with Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s camp in Los Angeles to make their case to the new best free agent on the market.

Veteran Morale Booster Austin Hedges is going back to the Guardians on a one-year deal for $4M.

Threepeat World Series winner Will Smith signed with the Kansas City Royals, providing us with the most anticlimactic end to that streak possible.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested by the FBI for some crimes I guess, but the real crime was the early 2010s Mets, am I right folks?