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Mets Morning News: Mike Piazza inches closer to Cooperstown

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

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Meet the Mets

Mike Piazza is currently at 79% for the Hall of Fame, comfortably above the 75% threshold needed for entry.

Is Michael Cuddyer's contract for 2015 "fair value"? Eh, maybe not.

Around the NL East

The Marlins have added some pieces this offseason but what does their payroll situation look like?

A renewed focus on scouting is the Braves hope for a turnaround in the coming years.

Former Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez has signed on with the Phillies.

Dan Uggla is back in the division, signing a minor league deal with the Nationals.

Around the Majors

Thanks to their offseason spending spree, Padres season ticket purchases have noticeably increased. Hear that Fred, Jeff, and Saul?

Hiroki Kuroda is headed back to Japan after a strong MLB career with the Dodgers and Yankees.

Carson Cistulli looked back at the career of Brandon Webb and realizes something he didn't know about the former Diamondbacks ace.

Peter Gammons hears that the Giants might make a play for Ben Zobrist.

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