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Mets Morning News: Piazza's Hall results coming soon

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

David Lennon penned a good column on Hall of Fame voting and the flaws in the process. He particularly does not like that mere suspicion has kept players like Mike Piazza from getting in.

Beyond the Box Score takes a look at the longest-tenured players on a bunch of National League teams. TRAID!

The NFL playoffs bring back memories of the last NFL game that was not televised for Greg Prince. That game, of course, happened at Shea Stadium.

Around the National League East

Fish Stripes wonders whether or not the Marlins have done enough to compete in 2015. For the Mets' sake, let's hope not. They will have to attempt to do so without Dan Haren, who has—as expected—told the team he will not pitch for them and would like to be traded to a west coast team.

Talking Chop likes the Manny Banuelos trade as a low-risk move.

Around Major League Baseball

Sad news from ESPN today, as longtime on-air host Stuart Scott has died after a long battle with cancer. Watching him on Sportscenter as a kid really was as cool as the other side of the pillow.

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