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Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson collapsed yesterday, after meeting with reporters to discuss Terry Collins' new contract. Alderson said that he forgot to have his Cocoa Puffs, which made moms of young Mets fans everywhere upset.

Alderson did get into some specifics about the offseason, before the conference's abrupt ending. He said that Matt Harvey won't have innings limits in 2016, and won't be trade bait. Alderson also said that the offense needs to be fixed. Lastly, he said that the team has no plans to move Kevin Plawecki or Travis d'Arnaud away from the catcher's position.

Terry Collins noted that he thinks the Mets will have a target on their back next year, which good teams usually do.

Some baseball agents believe that the World Series hurt both Daniel Murphy and Yoenis Cespedes' value.

The Mets are raising ticket prices by 2.86% next season, but already have sold 6,500 ticket packages.

Around the Majors

Bryce Harper was in touch with Jonathon Papelbon, as the two tried to patch things up from the little incident they had in September.

While we're on the topic of the Nationals, Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post gave us an inside glimpse into the world of the Lerner family, and what they may or may not have learned about baseball.

The Orioles and Nationals reached another impasse in their ongoing struggle to sort out payments from MASN. A New York judge overturned an arbitration group's decision to give the Nationals a set $60 million payment per year.

Owen Watson went through the most extreme home runs of the 2015 postseason.

Rob Neyer wrote that Dayton Moore, once lampooned around baseball, made his plan work through patience.

Yesterday at AA

We've assembled a convenient Mets 2015-2016 offseason calendar.

Baseball America released its annual list of top Mets prospects.

Juan Lagares was sent to have his elbow examined by a doctor.

Sandy Alderson said that he can't see the Mets trading a top starting pitcher. This was just before he passed out.

The Mets haven't made a decision on Daniel Murphy's qualifying offer yet.

The Mets entire coaching staff was invited back for 2016, although Bob Geren will interview with the Dodgers.

Sandy Alderson did suggest the Mets payroll will be higher in 2016. Seeing as the Mets already have considerable commitments, this is a good sign.

In maybe the most important Mets news ever, the team is open to bringing back Bartolo Colon as a reliever.

Howie Rose said that the 2015 Mets season was his most enjoyable broadcasting experience.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1990, Daryl Strawberry was granted free agency, as he would go on to eventually sign a huge $20.25 million deal with the Dodgers, and head home to West Coast.

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