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Mets Morning News: Murphy makes his decision, Mets Ty up their first free agent

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

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Meet the Mets

From the "not a surprise" category, Daniel Murphy declined the Mets' qualifying offer. Given his strong postseason and solid 2015 at the plate, this was likely the right move for Murphy who'll hopefully set himself up for life with a long term deal. Good for you, Murph!

The newest Mets player is Ty Kelly, a 27-year old utility infielder who inked a minor league deal yesterday.

Terry Collins is up for the manager of the year award!

With a few moves by Sandy Alderson, the Mets went from playoff outsiders to World Series contenders.

Let's take a look back at Dwight Gooden's 1985 Cy Young award 30 years later.

New Marlins manager Don Mattingly knows how good the Mets are after the NLDS.

Around the NL East

Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond were among the players to reject QOs yesterday.

What do the Braves plan to do at shortstop without Andrelton Simmons?

Outfielder Marcell Ozuna could be moving from one division rival to another.

The Marlins are intrigued by pitchers Colby Lewis and Tim Lincecum.

Around the Majors

Craig Kimbrel is on the move again, as the closer was traded to the Red Sox last night. The Padres will get a great haul of four prospects in return, including 5-tool CF prospect Manuel Margot and SS prospect Javier Guerra.

A trio of players accepted Qualifying Offers today, the first 3 to ever accept.

Everybody wants Ben Zobrist, including the Mets.

The Jose Reyes case is the first challenge to MLB's new domestic violence rules.

Fangraphs looked at right-handed starting pitching prospects like Noah Syndergaard who debuted in the majors this past year.

This Date In Mets History

The building of the Miracle Mets of 1969 began today when Bing Devine took over as the club's President in 1966.

Yesterday At AA

We profiled free agent Shawn Kelley and reviewed the seasons of Ruben Tejada and Travis d'Arnaud. We also profiled Korean slugger Dae-Ho Lee.

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