Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
MLB.com proposed seven potential landing spots for Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor, one of which was the Mets. In their trade, they envisioned New York sending Andres Gimenez and Jeff McNeil, along with prospects Pete Crow-Armstrong and Ryley Gilliam.
Sandy Alderson spoke about the team’s intention to build their depth.
In an in-depth look at Alderson’s past tenure with the Mets and the reasons why he returned now that the Wilpons are gone, one confidant said there’s ‘unfinished business’. (Paywall Alert)
2020 breakout star and all-around angel Dominic Smith recently discussed his nonprofit Baseball Generations with the Daily News’ Bradford William Davis, and explained why the kids in LA need his time.
In their quest to fix their starting rotation, the Mets will reportedly consider all available free agent starter options.
In his latest evening of Twitter talk with the fans, Cohen confirmed that he spoke with Alonso, Smith, and Nimmo, and had jokes for days, such as this quip on putting a Ty Kelly “Sweet Potato Ty’s” stand in center and this one about getting Billy Joel to play at Citi Field.
Around the National League East
The Marlins hiring Kim Ng, whom they introduced in a press conference yesterday, could be the start of something special in Miami.
Following the historic movie, Ng discussed the pressure of becoming Marlins GM.
Olivia Witherite shared why the Ng hire brings a glimmer of hope to so many fans, including herself. (Paywall Alert)
Tim Healey talked about Ng’s Long Island connection.
Around Major League Baseball
The 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot has been released.
Fangraphs explored what the trends in non-tender totals can tell us about how this upcoming offseason will unfold.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
The 2020-2021 AAOP finalists are here! Cast your votes now!
David Capobianco took a look back at Brodie Van Wagenen’s tenure as GM.
On episode 88 of From Complex to Queens, the crew focused on the Mets’ shifting minor league affiliate situation.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2017, shareholders of the Syracuse Chiefs approved the sale of the team to the Mets, officially giving the Mets a Triple-A club in the State of New York.