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Mets Morning News: The search for astronauts continues

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

Rob Carr

Meet the Mets

Reports came out yesterday that the Mets made an offer to shortstop Stephen Drew, though the two sides were still discussing years. The Mets came out with a bucket of cold water, however, denying that an offer had been made and saying that Drew is still considered a "long shot" to sign with the team. We'll see.

At Sports On Earth, Jonathan Bernhardt writes that the Mets have some optimism. HOORAY!

Dillon Gee hopes that Matt Harvey doesn't rush his return from Tommy John surgery.

Zack Wheeler is confident that he can be the Mets' Opening Day starter.

Edgardo Alfonzo is slated to serve as a minor league coach in the organization.

Toby Hyde ranked the lefty relief prospects in the organization.

Around the Majors

The Braves and Freddie Freeman agreed on a long term contract extension worth well over $100 million.

MLB and the MLBPA are discussing potential changes to the drug program.

The Mets ended up 13th in the majors in international spending this year, tops among the 5 NL East teams.

Jim Callis ranked the top pitching prospect duos. Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero made the list.

Howard Megdal wrote about the joys of father-daughter baseball card collecting.

Yesterday At AA

Is Bartolo Colon the Mets' new version of R.A. Dickey? Blasphemy, Mr. McShane! You shall perish for your slander against the lord Dickey. As your penance, you will say 43 Hail Dickeys.

Episode 52 of the Amazin' Avenue Audio podcast is available to listen to.

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