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Mets Morning News: Yamamoto’s free agency remains the focus, Mets sign López

Your Friday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with relief pitcher Jorge López.

Jeff Passan says that the Mets want Yoshinobu Yamamoto pretty badly, and Mark Feinsand says that one source sees Yamamoto’s signing being a battle between the Mets and the Yankees.

The Mets and Pete Alonso haven’t yet discussed a contract extension this offseason.

Major League Baseball’s weird investigation into injured list misuse by Billy Eppler is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Joel Sherman writes that Juan Soto could be a fit for the Mets after he spends next season with the Yankees.

Mookie Wilson and his wife Rosa are spending a week in London to promote the Mets’ series there next season.

Around the National League East

The Nationals signed Nick Senzel.

Around Major League Baseball

Whether or not the Yankees are able to sign Juan Soto to a long-term contract is something to worry about after the 2024 season, writes David Lennon.

Speaking of the Yankees and the fact that it’s almost 2024, Cameron Maybin tweeted about the team’s facial hair policy.

Deesha Thosar writes that the Yankees still have work to do after the Soto trade.

The Yankees have interest in reliever Jordan Hicks.

Moving on from the slew of Yankees links, the Rays say that they won’t be changing the “Tampa Bay” part of their name.

The Orioles could be sold.

The Red Sox had interest in bringing Eduardo Rodriguez back but wanted to wait on the resolution of Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s free agency.

The fact that Juan Soto has been traded twice at this point of his incredible career is something, writes Craig Goldstein.

Jeimer Candelario signed a three-year deal with the Reds.

This Date in Mets History

A couple of significant lefties made their Mets departures on December 8 in years past.