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Mets Morning News: Waiting for Yamamoto

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Meet the Mets

If you had your hopes up about Yoshinobu Yamamoto making his decision before Christmas, well, that might not happen.

Here are some moves the Mets could make other than signing Yamamoto.

Greg Prince wrote about the late Ken MacKenzie as only Greg Prince could.

Around the National League East

The Good Phight wonders what outfield options even exist for the Phillies.

Battery Power wrote up Travis d’Arnaud’s 2023 season.

Around Major League Baseball

Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates agreed to a one-year deal.

Relief pitcher Yuki Matsui and the Padres are close to a deal.

Don’t count the Giants out of the Yamamoto sweepstakes.

The Yankees claimed Jeter Downs off waivers from the Nationals.

Amazon might be getting involved in broadcasting some teams’ games.

Cody Bellinger remains one of the best bats available in free agency.

Is elite defense the best value on the market right now?

Dan Szymborski breaks down the Giants’ catching duo now that the team has brought in Tom Murphy.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

We took a look at some not-quite-exciting outfield options for the Mets on the free agent market.

This Date in Mets History

It’s David Wright’s 41st birthday today.