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Mets Afternoon News: I'm just sitting here watching the Wheelers go round and round

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets announced a pair of minor league signings yesterday. First, they brought back Omar Quintanilla. Then, they announced the signing of Long Island native John Lannan. The lefty will likely compete with Jenrry Mejia for the 5th starter spot and serve as starting pitching depth.

Around the Majors

A Japanese report says that 5 teams have made offers for Masahiro Tanaka and all over six years and $100 million.

The Nationals could be an option for free agent reliever Grant Balfour, says Ken Rosenthal.

Should innings limits go away? At Beyond the Box Score, Anthony Joshi-Pawlowic argues that they should.

MLB Trade Rumors has a great Q&A with former Mets farmhand Chase Lambin, who is still waiting for his first crack at the big leagues at age 34.

Yesterday At AA

James Kannengieser reviewed the community projection for Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

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