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Mets Morning News: Yoenis Cespedes market developing

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

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Meet the Mets

After being connected with free agent outfielder Denard Span in various rumors this offseason, the Mets probably won't attend his open workout in early January.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com examined five crucial questions for the Mets' success in 2016.

With the Mets out of contention for Yoenis Cespedes's services, Chris Cwik at Big League Stew listed five teams that need him the most. Joel Sherman of the Post added ten teams of his own that should inquire on Cespedes.

Former Met Eric. Young Jr. signed a minor league contract with the Brewers.

The Mets' home-debuted rotation could be one of the best of all time.

Around the Majors

While reports surfaced that Yoenis Cespedes is most likely to sign with the White Sox or Orioles, the Baltimore Sun is skeptical of his price tag.

Bill Ladson of MLB.com broke down Daniel Murphy's role on the 2016 Nationals. Washington will have a crowded infield, particularly with the team's signing of Stephen Drew to a one-year deal.

Andrew Simon of MLB.com broke down former Met Jeff Kent's Hall of Fame candidacy.

24-year-old Cuban pitcher Yaisel Sierra has been declared a free agent. Kyle Lesniewski at Brew Crew Ball provided a breakdown of what Sierra can offer a major league team.

Yesterday at AA

We reviewed the 2015 seasons of Michael ConfortoAnthony Recker, and Dilson Herrera.

Matt Varvaro reflected on David Cone's career, and examined his case for the Mets Hall of Fame.

Steve Schreiber considered the Mets' offseason moves and questioned whether the team has made enough progress thus far.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, Mets executive Johnny Murphy suffered a heart attack after his team overcame 100-to-1 odds to win a World Series. Happy birthday to Ralph Milliard! Milliard was acquired from the Marlins along with Al Leiter in a deal that sent A.J. Burnett to Florida.