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Your Saturday dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets announced their non-roster invitees to spring training and will be bringing along 20 players, including a number of interesting prospects.
Fangraphs has released the 2014 ZiPS projections.
Cody Derespina asks whether Stephen Drew is worth the fuss for the Mets.
Juan Lagares saved the second most runs from the outfield last season, according to John Dewan's stat of the week.
New catcher Taylor Teagarden has an out in his contract if he doesn't get promoted to the big league club.
The Mets have spoken with Freddy Garcia's agent.
St. Lucie's staff was announced yesterday and both manager Ryan Ellis and pitching coach Phil Regan are back. Regan has been lauded for his work with the organization's young pitchers.
Grading on the Curve released their list of the top 15 Mets prospects.
Around the Majors
Alex Rodriguez received a 162-game suspension this morning, which also includes the playoffs. Rodriguez says he will take the decision to federal court.
The Red Sox haven't talked to Scott Boras about Stephen Drew since just before the holidays.
Peter Gammons writes that a panel of experts could solved the Hall of Fame's voting issues.
Beyond the Box Score has an excellent piece on Wins Above Replacement.
Bad news for Rangers starter Derek Holland, who fell at home and wrecked his knee. The lefty had surgery and is now expected to miss the first half of the season.
Yesterday At AA
James Kannengieser wrote about Tom Glavine and Glavotage.
We reviewed the community projection for Daniel Murphy from last year.
I wrote about Jenrry Mejia and his chances of being a breakout candidate in 2014.
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