Mets Morning News: Brush up on your Norse mythology, because Thor is about to drop his hammer!

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Your Scandinavian-inspired dose of Tuesday morning news, notes, and links from around Major League Baseball.

Meet the Mets

The Mets have signed veteran reliever Dana Eveland out of NPB. Eveland last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the Orioles.

Marc Carig explains how Noah Syndergaard looks awesome, but the team will still wait to bring him up. Carig also can't help but admit how great Syndergaard looks.

Toby Hyde suggests that Syndergaard will have his innings limited when he does arrive in the majors.

Jeremy Hefner threw a baseball for the first time since his surgery yesterday.

Howie Rose is reportedly "invigorated" by the Mets move to WOR.

Terry Collins has not dismissed the idea of putting Jenrry Mejia in the bullpen; if he doesn't win the fifth starter's job.

Ruben Tejada talked about how the Stephen Drew talk has impacted his offseason.

Chris Young says he wants to play center field, and had some complimentary remarks towards his fellow outfielders.

Around the Majors


Michael Salfino at Yahoo! writes about how the "strikeouts minus walks" stat may be more efficient than K/BB at projecting future performance.

Grant Bisbee reviews how the bookmakers in Las Vegas are looking at the 2014 baseball season.

The Rays have signed former standout pitcher Erik Bedard.

Eric Stephen writes about how salary arbitration is a necessary evil in modern baseball.

The Orioles have signed Ubaldo Jimenez to a four year deal.

Brad Johnson at Fangraphs looks at who the best soft-tossing pitcher has been for the past few years.

Yesterday at AA

Jeffrey Bellone shows that the Mets had two top-tier baserunners in 2013.

Michael Donato gets a little crazy with his wild Mets assertions.

Rob Castellano takes a look at Dom Smith in his prospect rankings.

Matthew Callan gives us the ultimate Mets related catch-22 by asking, "would you rather have the Wilpons or the Dolans?"

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