Mets Morning News: We can build him bigger, faster, stronger, but not skinnier

Ronald Martinez

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

Happy Tuesday Mets fans! Leading off, Marc Carig talks about how the bionic Bartolo Colon is actually the Six Million Twenty Million Dollar Man.

The Mets announced they are making a slight revision of their blue alternate jersey by adding a Mr. Met patch.

Maggie Wiggin takes a look at whether or not the Mets should move the walls in at Citi Field.

Keith Law answers some questions about the Mets and what prospects will get a hard look by other clubs.

Zack Wheeler announced, while chomping on donuts, that he plans on heading to spring training early this year.

Matt Harvey told reporters at the Knicks game that he's pleased with the way the Mets offseason is going, and has just recently come to terms that he will miss next year.

Yesterday, New York Magazine's annual "Reasons to Love New York" series, Will Leitch suggested that one reason is because Sandy Alderson is the best general manager in baseball. Charles Curtis provided his own commentary on that topic today.

Around the Majors

Ken Davidoff suggests that the Yankees may be looking at 26-year-old Dean Anna as their second baseman in 2014. Dayn Perry says the Yankees will first look externally, however.

Davidoff also takes a look at how PED players have fared after they supposedly stopped taking PED's.

Mike Francesa admitted that part of the reason his contract with YES wan't renewed was because of his soft-hitting interview with Alex Rodriguez.

The Dodgers have signed reliever J.P. Howell to a two-year contract with a vesting option.

The Diamondbacks made a trade with the White Sox, sending Matt Davidson to the Sox in exchange for Addison Reed.

The Oakland A's stadium drama continues, as the team may look to scrap the Howard Terminal location planned, and move to an area closer to the Oakland Coliseum.

The New York Times released their top sporting moments for 2013, and it included two baseball stories.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane explained the new MLB-NPB posting system.

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