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Mets Morning News: Scouts like Walker, Wright sees a specialist

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

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The New York Post talked to a pair of scouts who say that new second baseman Neil Walker compares favorably to last year's second baseman Daniel Murphy.

David Wright is seeing a back specialist in California today. The goal is to develop a plan that will allow Wright to manage his spinal stenosis and be as effective as possible on the field in 2016.

The Mets got a B- grade from Jim Bowden, who judged all 30 major league teams based on their offseason moves thus far. According to the former front office executive, New York did a good job fortifying the middle infield but must try to re-sign Bartolo Colon and Yoenis Cespedes.

Around the National League East

After acquiring Ender Inciarte from Arizona as part of the Shelby Miller deal, the Braves may trade their new outfielder to the offseason darling Cubs.

Ken Giles's heartfelt thank you to Phillies fans was made into a cheap headline by one media outlet.

Federal Baseball wonders which middle infielder position Trea Turner will play in 2016.

For a recap of all the NL East activity during last week's winter meetings, check out this article by Brian Salvatore.

Around the majors

We heard about the Giles-to-Houston trade last week, but it was only recently announced that the No. 1 overall draft pick of 2013 would be heading to Philadelphia as part of the return.

With the Mets still needing an outfielder, we could be hearing Rockies rumors again this winter. However, it appears that Washington is also eager to strike a deal with Colorado.

Does St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak think the outfielders market is overpriced? What if your team happens to already have a lot of really good starting pitching?

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Steve Sypa penned a free agent profile of 27-year-old Japanese ace Kenta Maeda.

Nathan Gismot chronicled the first part of his foray into #MetsTwitter research.

This date in Mets history

The Mets signed center fielder Lance Johnson to a two-year deal. In 1996, he played a full season with the Mets and led the league in both hits and triples.