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Mets Morning News: Does Sandy Alderson's New Year's Resolution include filling the Mets shortstop hole?

Your New Year's Eve dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Mark Simon says that the Mets should be targeting Rays utility man Ben Zobrist. He'd be a nice guy to have on the team but could he handle shortstop on a full-time basis?

Grading On The Curve has their Top 15 Mets prospects list.

Why is there a discrepancy between Wilmer Flores' Ultimate Zone Rating and his Defensive Runs Saved?

Which team is better, the Mets or the Marlins?

Around the NL East

Not sure which is more hilarious: B.J. Upton or the Braves' Plan B in case B.J. Upton is terrible again.

The Marlins traded Nate Eovaldi to the Yankees because they got frustrated by his lack of development.

Federal Baseball recalled Steven Souza's unbelievable catch to clinch Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter.

It's a brave new world covering baseball as The Good Phight reacts to the news of a Phillies beat writer change.

Around the Majors

Asdrubal Cabrera is off the market, as the infielder signed on with the Rays.

2014 saw a number of legal issues in MLB, including one featuring the Mets owner.

More Padres trades! They dealt Seth Smith to the Mariners for righty Brandon Maurer.

Stephen Drew is looking for a one year deal worth $9 to $10 million. Haha. Hahahaha. HAHAHA.

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