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Mets Morning News: Mets ink Manaea

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

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Meet the Mets

Early this morning, the Mets signed lefty Sean Manaea to a two-year, $28 million deal with a player opt-out after 2024.

Around the National League East

“My baseball family, I’m pleased to share that I’ll remain on Nationals TV for the next 2 seasons,” Nationals TV announcer Bob Carpenter wrote on Twitter. “I’ll be doing most of the road games and around half at home. I’m grateful to the Nats and MASN for letting me wind down my career on these terms and I want you to know that sharing these last 18 years with you has been the highlight of my long career. Love you guys; go Nats!”

Around Major League Baseball

At least six teams have been linked with free agent pitcher Marcus Stroman, whose market is being held up by the top available starters in Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, and Shōta Imanaga.

Shanthi Sepe-Chepuru of MLB.com took a look at players who made massive improvements in 2023 and speculated about what may be in store for them this season.

MLB.com explored various hypothetical trade proposals for Dylan Cease.

Gunnar Henderson and Bobby Witt Jr. are both currently on Hall of Fame tracks for their careers. Michael Baumann of FanGraphs takes a look at what could throw them off that track.

Mario Delgado Genzor of Baseball Prospectus takes a deep dive into movement bias in how a pitcher tends to apply pressure to the ball at release.

For the Yankees to get back to their winning ways, their lineup is going to need more than just Aaron Judge and Juan Soto, writes Rob Orr of Baseball Prospectus.

This Date in Mets History

On January 7, 1992, Tom Seaver was elected to the Hall of Fame with 98.84% of the vote, the closest a player had ever come to being elected unanimously at the time.