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Mets Morning News: Tulo or not Tulo, that is the question

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

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The Mets have the opportunity to make another Gary Carter trade by getting shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies, writes Joel Sherman, who is fully on board with oft-injured power hitter. Sure, Tulowitzki has missed a lot of time to injuries, but he is one of the best players in the game when he's on the field. Of course, the Mets' financial limitations probably make this a moot discussion.

Speaking of Mets shortstop trade targets, the Mariners sound inclined to keep Brad Miller on their roster. The 25-year-old hit 10 home runs in 411 plate appearances in 2014, but he hit just .221/.288/.365 with an 86 wRC+ overall.

Have you heard the Mets could use a new shortstop? The team is weighing its option of bidding on slugging Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, who will be posted tomorrow.

Mike Vorkunov takes a look at how the Mets stack up to their National League East competition.

Around the National League East

The Orioles have interest in Marlon Byrd. The Phillies tried to sell them on Byrd and Ryan Howard. No trade happened. I wonder why.

As the Nationals and Bryce Harper prepare for a grievance hearing over Harper's ability to go through the arbitration process, Harper skipped NatsFest.

The Good Phight takes a look at the future of shortstop in Philadelphia now that Jimmy Rollins is gone. They do not like what they see.

Fish Stripes sees a limited-ceiling player in Dee Gordon, who the Marlins recently acquired.

Around Major League Baseball

The Chicago White Sox kept their very busy offseason going by signing outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth $42 million.

It seems the Baltimore Orioles will host the 2016 All-Star game, while either the Miami Marlins or San Diego Padres will get the game the following year.

With all of the offseason activity that's already happened, Max Scherzer is still on the board. Where is he going to sign this winter?

The Twins have designated former first-round pick Chris Parmelee for assignment.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

The Mets promoted a couple of analytics staffers in their front office.

Here's our breakdown of the National League East's activity at the winter meetings.