Morning Briefing: Cleon Jones Shows Thanks With 42 Years Of Giving

Good morning Mets fans! We here at Mets Merized Online hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. While stores are having some big sales today, the Mets aren’t expected to make much of a splash today and that may not change for another few weeks. In the meantime sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday weekend if you have off these next few days!

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Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News wrote a piece on Cleon Jones who has never forgotten his roots. The World Series champion has spent the last 42 years of his life giving back to his home community of Mobile, Alabama alongside his wife Angela.

Tim Britton of The Athletic wrote about Omar Minaya’s Thanksgiving lunch with Pedro Martinez in 2004 which helped lead Martinez to ultimately sign with the Mets that offseason.

The Mets haven’t completely ruled out signing Bryce Harper in free agency according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports.

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Mike Axisa of CBS Sports gave one reason why all 30 MLB teams should be thankful this year.

Shohei Ohtani reflected on his Rookie of the Year campaign with Japanese reporters on Thursday and credited Ichiro Suzuki with helping him improve.

Jonathan Mayo of did an inbox article where he answered questions which included which Rule 5 Draft-eligible prospects are the best, which current prospects do teams already regret trading away the most and whether the San Diego Padres should keep all their pitching prospects or use them in a trade for a known top-of-the-rotation starter.

Latest NL East News

Pete Kerzel of MASN Sports took a look at the Washington Nationals’ non-tender candidates.

Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors did an offseason outlook for the Atlanta Braves.

Latest on MMO

Marshall Field shared a list of things that Mets fans can be thankful for.

Dilip Sridhar did a “MMO Free Agent Profile” on Marwin Gonzalez.

Rich Coutinho wrote a piece about gratitude on Thanksgiving.

Tim Ryder suggested for the Mets to consider moving on from Wilmer Flores instead of tendering him a contract for 2019.

Liam Quinn graded Corey Oswalt‘s 2018 campaign.

Matt Musico looked at the positives that would come with a potential Yan Gomes trade.

Mike Silva hosted his weekly “Talkin’ Mets” podcast where he gave his take on the Noah Syndergaard trade rumors, warned about giving up Brandon Nimmo and called on people to be careful when reading clickbait media rumors.

This Day in Mets History

1964: The Mets purchased Warren Spahn from the Braves. The southpaw appeared in 20 games for the Mets in addition to being part of their coaching staff.

Birthdays: Justin Turner turns 34, Ryan McGuire turns 47, Rich Sauveur turns 55 and Tom Hall turns 71.

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