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Mets Afternoon News: Piazza peddles electric shavers, thinks Mets fans can be excited about 2015

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

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Meet the Mets

There's reason to be positive about the Mets heading into 2015, as a number of executives and scouts said in the Post yesterday.

Mike Piazza talked about the Mets, the Hall of Fame, and a Philips Norelco shaver.

Toby Hyde recapped the Rule 5 draft and wrote a little about lefty Sean Gilmartin.

Not shocking but the Mets weren't parting with any of their young pitching for a year of Yoenis Cespedes.

A bunch of future moves held the Mets hostage at the Winter Meetings.

Mets farmhand Anthony Seratelli signed with the Seibu Lions in Japan. Good luck, Anthony!

Around the NL East

At The Good Phight, they're wondering whether the Phillies will have the worst outfield in team history. Ouch.

The Nationals dealt Ross Detwiler to the Rangers for a pair of prospects. Bryce Harper and the team are scheduled for a contract grievance hearing on Tuesday.

Dee Gordon lacks upside, says Michael Jong at Fishstripes.

Evan Gattis staying at catcher for the Braves is the right move.

Around the Majors

The Orioles are the favorites to host the 2016 MLB All Star game.

Wade Miley should be on the Boston Red Sox some time today, as the deal is set to be completed.

After the trade, the Diamondbacks rotation is...yikes.

Where will Max Scherzer land his big free agent contract?

Yesterday At AA

We recapped the winter meetings for the Mets and picked out the winners and losers.

Bud Harrelson headlines a long list of light-hitting infielders to wear #3.

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