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Mets Morning News: It’s Christmas

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

Anna Benson, dressed as Mrs. Claus, helps her husband, New Y Photo by Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

A spiritual successor to the Christmas Eve Dellin Betances signing, the Mets agreed to terms with reliever Chad Smith on a minor-league deal.

Around the National League East

Not originally a part of their 2023 Opening Day rotation plans, the Marlins were grateful to have Braxton Garrett making regular starts for them.

Around Major League Baseball

In the spirit of giving, Shohei Ohtani surprised Joe Kelly’s wife with a new Porsche for her efforts in bringing the $700M man to Los Angeles.

World Series champion Mitch Garver and the Seattle Mariners came to terms on a two-year deal worth $24M.

Things between the Red Sox and Teoscar Hernandez are heating up, but nothing has been definitively exchanged yet.

Folks, we spotted Santa flying over Target Field.

This Date in Mets History

On this date last year, the Carlos Correa deal started to fall apart while on this date in 2015, Daniel Murphy signed with the Nationals.