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Mets Morning News: Mets looking at Lowrie at short, swap with Rockies for Tulowitzki possible?

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets, in search of a shortstop, have been listed as a number of teams that are looking at former Athletics SS Jed Lowrie. Meanwhile, with Colorado ready to listen to offers for Troy Tulowitzki, one of our sister blogs speculates that the club would be a good trade partner with the Rockies.

Also on the radar: could the Mets be willing to ship one of their arms out to Boston in return for Yoenis Cespedes or a prospect?

Johnny Monell, a depth catcher, has inked a free agent deal with the Mets.

Whoever steps out on the field next season will be wearing some slightly different uniforms. The club announced some tweaks to their threads yesterday.

Off the field, Josh Lewin, who was in the final year of his contract as Mets broadcaster, will ink a new contract and return for the 2015 season.

Around the Majors

Predictions on what might become of Pablo Sandoval after rejecting the Giants' qualifying offer. Meanwhile, the Red Sox have reached out to the third baseman.

Alex Rodriguez apparently admitted to the DEA in January that he did indeed use steroids.

The Marlins have begun to discuss a long-term deal with Giancarlo Stanton.

Josh Donaldson is off the market, as the A's do not plan to trade him.

Angels catcher Hank Conger has been traded to the Astros. Meanwhile, the Phillies wouldn't trade Cole Hamels to the Cubs, would they?

Yesterday At AA

Podcast! The guys chat with Newsday's Marc Carig and also try to kick up the hot stove discussion.

Jeffrey's countdown of the 25 top Mets prosects he saw in 2014 is down to numbers 10-6.