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Mets Morning News: Will the Hall of Fame bell toll for two former Mets?

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have brought Buddy Carlyle back on a minor league deal, after non-tendering him earlier in the offseason.

Timothy Finnegan talks about some advanced statistics that Sandy Alderson and his staff are using to analyze players.

On the day of Pedro Martinez's acceptance into the Hall of Fame, Bill Price thinks to what could have been with Pedro and the Mets.

Anthony DiComo talks about whether the Mets are content with Wilmer Flores being their starting shortstop.

Mike Piazza remains optimistic, although he realizes it's possible he may not be chosen for the Hall of Fame.

John DeMarzo ponders what he would do if he were Chris Christie, and Jerry Jones were Jeff Wilpon.

Baseball Prospectus says that Travis d'Arnaud is a fantasy player to watch for this upcoming season.

Anthony Castrovince summarizes the offseason thus far for the National League.

Around the NL East

The Phillies have signed former Met Aaron Harang to one-year deal.

Dan Haren may have found himself a suitor, as the Giants are reportedly interested.

Kris Willis notes that new details have emerged on Dan Uggla's concussion history.

Around the Majors

James Shields reportedly has a large offer on the table from a mystery team.

MLB owners will meet next week to discuss some rules changes and other issues.

Former Mets manager Willie Randolph may getting back into coaching, as he's reportedly been interviewed by the Yankees.

Craig Calcaterra has some words for Jon Heyman, who he believes has been wildly inconsistent in his Hall of Fame voting.

Calcaterra also discussed the Braves stadium deal, and is critical of the Braves financing of the facility.

Bryan Hoch makes a case for Mike Mussina going into the Hall of Fame.

Jeff Sullivan looks at how contact rate is affected by the count.

Yesterday at AA

Colby Conetta reminds us that Taylor Teagarden actually played for the Mets.

Matt Varvaro discusses the most underrated second basemen the Mets have ever had.

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