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Mets Afternoon News for February 4, 2014

Your post-snow day dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Yesterday, the Mets added some bullpen depth as they brought 37-year-old Kyle Farnsworth aboard. The Mets are also noted as still being in the market for late-inning help.

Adam Rubin talks about how Dillon Gee worked past both physical and mental difficulties to become a solid Major League pitcher.

Jim Callis lists Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero in his top-15 pitching prospect tandems.

Jay Jaffe takes a look at some late-winter signings that have and haven't panned out, including some recent ones by the Mets.

Jorge Castillo says that Jenrry Mejia is on pace to to finish his rehab and compete for a starting spot during spring training. previews Travis d'Arnaud's 2014 season.

Kevin Kernan of the Post says that the Mets will look to clear up the Ike Davis situation in the early part of spring training.

Jonathan Bernhardt says that the Mets have reason to be optimistic for the future, but should curb that optimism for this coming season.

Dave Schoenfield gives us his 2014 power rankings, and isn't too optimistic about the Mets.

Mets Minors recaps the many prospects showing excitement for spring training via Twitter!

Eric Young Jr. wants to be the Mets leadoff hitter in 2014.

Around the Majors

Howard Megdal explains that there's a certain joy to collecting baseball cards that transcends generations.

Ben Badler shows that the Mets were middle-of-the-pack in terms of international spending.

Dave Cameron at Fangraphs takes a very early look at next winter's free agent pitchers.

The Mariners are reportedly looking to land another big piece, as they pursue Nelson Cruz.

If you're into fantasy baseball and looking for the ideal settings for your league, Eno Sarris has you covered.

Yesterday at AA

James Kannengieser wrote to us about the joys of Mets fitness camp.

Steve Sypa brought us up to speed on Kaz Matsui's post-Mets life.

Aaron Yorke talked to us about Rafael Montero's chances of making the Major League roster out of Spring Training.

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