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Mets Morning News: The hot stove heats up, as the Mets show interest in bullpen pieces

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

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Meet the Mets

Rumor has it that the Mets are interested in former Red Sox lefty Craig Breslow. Meanwhile, Buddy Carlyle is drawing interest from the Mets and other teams.

Gavin Cecchini did an interview with Robert Brender on Mets Minor League Blog.

Could Michael Conforto make his big league debut late in 2015? Keith Law thinks so.

Who are the fastest players in Mets history? Adam Rubin tries to run them down. Speaking of Rubin, he shared his Hall of Fame ballot and it's a really good one.

Around the NL East

Jon Lester probably isn't heading to the Braves this offseason.

With Giancarlo Stanton locked up and Adam LaRoche off the market, the Marlins may shift their focus to Michael Morse.

Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is getting coaching offers but isn't interested.

Around the Majors

The Cubs have offered Lester a huge deal to go pitch in Chicago.

Yasmany Tomas is being pursued by the Diamondbacks.

How has Twitter changed baseball coverage? Sure seems like it's had a huge effect.

Dave Martinez is leaving the Rays after getting passed over for their managerial job.

Could the Mariners have interest in Yoenis Cespedes? How about Justin Upton?

Troy Tulowitzki is not going to the Yankees, says Andy Martino.

Who are the 15 worst owners in pro sports? Well, I'm sure you can guess which owners end up on that list.

Yesterday At AA

It's Mets Holiday Greeting Card time and awww man, there's no awkward Lucas Duda this year.

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