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Mets Morning News: Travis d'Arnaud goes on a grand adventure, Yoenis Cespedes close to decision

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Your Martin Luther King Jr. Day dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Travis d'Arnaud has arrived at Port St. Lucie a month early thanks to a cross-country road trip in an RV.

Due to last season's spinal stenosis diagnosis, David Wright will handle spring training this year a little differently than he did in the past.

Although the move was supported by many fans, Mets 360 writes that re-signing Bartolo Colon may turn out to be a mistake.

46 percent of fans in a NJ Advance Media poll believe that the Mets will win at least 90 games in 2016.

Around the National League East

A couple of recent acquisitions top Talking Chop's list of the top five Braves prospects.

Around Major League Baseball

After weeks of speculation, it looks like Yoenis Cespedes is ready to choose a new team.

Recent comments by Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak make it seem like the National League is getting closer to adopting the designated hitter rule.

There are still enough quality free agents available to put together a decent major league lineup.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Greg Karam profiled our No. 9 Mets prospect, Robert Gsellman.

This date in Mets history

In 1938, Neither Rogers Hornsby nor Casey Stengel was voted into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.