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Mets Morning News: R.I.P. 2013 Mets?

Why hasn't Small Market Sandy signed Michael Bourn yet, you guys?

Alex Trautwig

Meet the Mets

Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets are hoping 2013 goes better than 2012. News!

Endy Chavez's baseball career marches on, as he has signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Royals. I hope Endy never retires.

Yesterday at AA

Brock Mahan wished Rick Aguilera a happy birthday.

And Rob Castellano pulled double duty, taking down Ken Davidoff's Hall of Fame ballot and comparing Didi Gregorious and Wilfredo Tovar.

Around MLB

David Laurila rings in the New Year over at FanGraphs, posting his favorite interview quotes from 2012.

Rob Neyer of Baseball Nation turns his attention to the best baseball stories of 2012.

The Astors prepare for an all-new 2013: New unis, new manager, new league. Sadly, the new uniforms do not include fedoras.

Sergio Santos will be ready for Spring Training and may have the inside track to be the Blue Jays closer in 2013. This news sadly does not help the author's 2012 AL-only fantasy baseball team.

And Joe Posnanski writes ten bajillion words on the rest of the Hall of Fame ballot. Same as it ever was.

And now, your 2012 Mets Highlight of the day to get you through the long, cold winter:

Scott Hairston tortures Philadelphia's radio team. Sadly, the very NSFW audio has been pulled down by MLB, but this story still tickles me pink.

And your non-baseball link of the day:

The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever. As someone who's bowled for a quarter-century now, I have a few better ones than this. It's pretty good though.