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Mets Afternoon News: Rolling the dice and shooting the arrow?

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

Jason Miller

Meet the Mets

The Mets announced the signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp. Daisuke will get $1.5 million should he make the MLB roster.

Word came out yesterday that the Mets have checked in with free agent reliever Fernando Rodney recently.

At his charity fundraiser last night, David Wright gave a big thumbs up to the acquisitions the Mets made this winter. Meanwhile, Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon indicated that the Mets roster is not complete yet and there may be more players coming on board. Alderson said "every free agent is on our radar".

Matt Harvey says his rehab from Tommy John surgery is going really well and he'd like to pitch in September if possible.

Tim Byrdak confirmed via Twitter that the Mets will not be bringing him back in 2014. Good luck, Tim!

Over at Daily Stache, Jon Presser put together a fantastic tribute to those few days when we learned of the Mets' return in the R.A. Dickey trade.

Toby Hyde wrote about the trio of Mets who made the top 100 prospect list and what it says about the Mets system.

Around the Majors

The Hall of Fame announced the cap selections for 2014 inductees and somewhat surprisingly, Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa are going in with blank caps.

Ben Lindbergh put together an hilarious collection of internet commenters trying to trade for Rays ace David Price.

It sounded like the Brewers were close to a deal with Matt Garza on Thursday but there's been no more news from either side.

21st Century Fox has taken over majority control of the YES Network from the Yankees.

Freddy Garcia signed a minor league deal with the Braves.

A collegiate baseball team has offered Alex Rodriguez an assistant coaching position.

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