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Mets Morning News: Matt Harvey mania, spring training is almost here

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Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

It's as good as time as any for Terry Collins to put together his first winning season with the Mets, Greg Prince writes as he takes us on a journey through the Mets' managerial past.

In the landscape of New York City baseball in 2015, Matt Harvey stands out as the sport's biggest star here. Perhaps Harvey's return will reinvigorate the Mets.

The San Diego Padres made a bunch of big moves this winter. Will they be better than the Mets?

Around the National League East

Mike Schmidt thinks it's time for Ryan Howard to go. The 35-year-old has seen a steep decline in his power over the past few years, and the projections for 2015 aren't pretty.

Federal Baseball takes a look at Nationals prospect Wilmer Difo, a 22-year-old middle infielder who had a strong season in the South Atlantic League in 2014.

Speaking of prospects, Fish Stripes notes that the Baseball Prospectus top 101 included zero Marlins prospects.

Around Major League Baseball

The New York Times put together a 2015 calendar of baseball's absurdities.

Yesterday at AA

We heard that the Mets are no longer actively shopping starting pitchers.

Our prospect list countdown continued with Dilson Herrera (#4) and Brandon Nimmo (#3). In case you've missed any of the list so far, you can read it all here.