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Mets Morning News: More Cespedes news than you can flip a bat at

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

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Our No. 18 Mets prospect, third baseman Eudor Garcia, was suspended 80 games because he tested positive for banned substances.

Baseball insider Ken Rosenthal says it makes sense for the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes to agree to a five-year, $120 million contract.

In a meeting with season ticket holders, Sandy Alderson said that the Mets continue to have conversations with Cespedes's agent. It doesn't sound like the sides are close to a deal, though.

Even with the Tigers inking Justin Upton to fill a corner outfield spot, there are still plenty of landing spots for Cespedes available.

Around the National League East

Like the Mets, the Braves are hoping that Cespedes settles with them on a short-term deal.

The Marlins formerly introduced their new left-handed starter, Wei-Yin Chen.

Young Phillies hurler Aaron Nola participated in a Twitter chat with fans.

Lucas Giolito of the Nationals is once again baseball's top right-handed pitching prospect.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB.com breaks down the top eight remaining free agents.

Free agent relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo is close to signing a deal. The Mets are considered one of four leading candidates for the southpaw's services.

Is Detroit's signing of Upton the best move of the offseason?

The Phillies aren't spending much this winter, but if they did, could they buy a contending team?

Daily Dish analyzes the Diamondbacks' path to contention.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Greg Karam profiled our No. 7 Mets prospect, Wuilmer Becerra

Also, here's the profile for No. 6 prospect, shortstop Luis Carpio.

Matt Varvaro offered three more former Mets position players who might deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

This morning, Steve Schrieber wondered what would happen if someone asked Jeff Wilpon about his team's payroll.

This date in Mets history

The Mets saw Tom Seaver leave the team for the second time.