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Mets Morning News: Pedro and Sheffield rave about Harvey, Colon's salary could be eaten, Everth Cabrera off the radar

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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

Bartolo Colon might be easier for the Mets to trade, as they're said to be willing to eat more of his salary in a deal.

Shortstop is still a hole on the roster but it won't be occupied by Everth Cabrera in 2015. Where do the Mets stand headed into next week's winter meetings? Also, could Matt Reynolds be a solution to the Mets middle infield questions?

Former Mets Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield believe that Matt Harvey is the real deal and has a chance to be a legend. Harvey will likely take a break at some point during the year to conserve his innings. Did the Mets float a "rest DL" to MLB?

Toby Hyde reviewed all of the lefthanded pitchers in the Mets organization, starting with Steven Matz.

Leigh Castergine's lawsuit is just beginning but her former job has now been filled.

Daisuke Matsuzaka officially signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Sayonara, Dice-K!

Around the NL East

Nick Markakis just signed a big deal with the Braves and now he could be going under the knife for neck surgery.

Jayson Werth was convicted of reckless driving in Virginia and sentenced to 10 days in jail.

The Phillies are a mess not only on the field but in the front office, too.

After extending Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins would like to add a bat to hit behind him but they have yet to discuss Chase Headley.

Around the Majors

Andrew Miller has signed a deal with the Yankees. The Mets crosstown brothers also filled their shortstop hole, acquiring Didi Gregorius from the Diamondbacks in a three-team deal. Arizona wanted Noah Syndergaard for him. They sure didn't get anything close to Syndergaard in return.

Kevin Cash is the Rays new manager, replacing Joe Maddon.

Yasmany Tomas is going to get a chance to win the Diamondbacks' third base job. You read that right.

Former Red Sox top catching prospect Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers yesterday.

At Viva El Birdos, Jon Schwarz wrote about the use of prescription stimulants such as Adderall in MLB.

Yesterday At AA

Where could Daniel Murphy land in a trade? Also, is Elvis Andrus a trade target at the winter meetings?

Could slugger Wily Mo Pena be a fit off of the Mets bench?

Episode 96 of the Amazin Avenue Audio podcast features talk about Eric Young Jr and Everth Cabrera.

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