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Mets Morning News: Mets miss out on Giolito as new year approaches

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

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Meet the Mets

Anthony DiComo reflected on what transpired for the Mets in 2023 and offered some predictions for 2024.

Around the National League East

Battery Power looked at a few sneakily important performances the Braves got from certain players in 2023.

Brad Ciolek, the new senior director of amateur scouting for the Nationals, spoke about his journey to this role and his goal of rebuilding the Washington farm system.

Around Major League Baseball

Lucas Giolito is heading to Boston after signing a two-year deal worth $38.5 million (including an opt-out after the first year) with the Red Sox.

After a rough 2023 season, former Met Chris Flexen has signed a one-year, $1.75 million deal with the White Sox.

The Blue Jays may currently be in the lead in the sweepstakes for promising Cuban pitcher Yariel Rodríguez.

The Yankees, Rangers, and Dodgers are reportedly amongst the teams in contention for Josh Hader’s services.

MLB.com looked at one player on each team who may be poised for a breakout in 2024.

This Date in Mets History

Mets general manager Johnny Murphy suffered a heart attack that would prove fatal on this date in 1969.