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Mets Morning News: Pitching talk dominates early spring training news

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Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Bobby Parnell admits that he is feeling better, but says that he's two weeks behind schedule.

Jenrry Mejia would really like to be the team's fifth starter going into the year.

Jacob DeGrom wants to -- unsurprisingly -- see time in the majors this year.

Zack Wheeler suggests that he wants to start on Opening Day, and that idea will fuel his spring training.

Matt Cerrone wonders if Stephen Drew commands enough value to continue pursuing.

Adam Rubin takes a look at Travis d'Arnaud's pitch framing, and concludes it's very good.

Marc Carig writes up a scouting report on Steven Matz.

Anthony DiComo writes that the Mets have a new outlook, thanks to their spending this offseason.

Around the Majors

Eno Sarris at FanGraphs asks, "who will be the next Clay Buchholz?"

Dave Cameron says that there's a problem with the Bronson Arroyo signing that we shouldn't ignore.

ESPN has published their early list of fantasy baseball player rankings.

Paul White at USA Today writes that the new breed of general managers are those who combine analytics with old-school traits.

Jorge Ortiz suggests that Jose Abreu may be the best of the recent Cuban defectors.

Yesterday at AA

Greg Karam previews Matt den Dekker.

Joshua Ryan previewed Lucas Duda.

Rob Castellano kicked off his Top-25 Mets Prospects.

Rob also asks if Ralph Kiner was the best slugger ever.

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