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Mets Morning News: Yoenis Cespedes rumors continue to swirl

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

General manager Sandy Alderson believes Yoenis Cespedes would like to return to the Mets, but thinks they will have to wait before Cespedes makes a final decision. Cespedes’s decision could be between four different teams, including the Mets.

Alderson also weighed in on the health of his starting rotation.

The 911 calls from the night Jeurys Familia was arrested reveal he was “drunk” and “going crazy.” These tapes also show that MLB needs to continue its tough stance on domestic violence.

Noah Syndergaard, one of the few starters who remained relatively healthy, finished eighth in the Cy Young voting.

Meanwhile, Matt Harvey may be one of Mets that needs to have a bounce back season, but off the field he made a nice gesture when he visited the precinct of a fallen NYPD officer.

Former Met ace Johan Santana is eyeing a comeback in 2017.

The Mets have until Friday to prevent prospects from being exposed to the Rule 5 Draft.

Around the NL East

The Braves have been linked to some big name pitchers on the trading block and are an interesting team to keep an eye on this offseason.

The Marlins’ young core of position players are unlikely to be traded for starting pitching.

Erik Goeddel’s brother, Tyler, did not fare well in Philadelphia.

Max Scherzer won the National League Cy Young for the Nationals.

Around the Majors

Rick Porcello won the American League Cy Young much to the chagrin of Justin Verlander’s fiancee.

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Another minor league team underwent a name change. The Marlins’ Triple-A team was renamed the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

Could the Yankees have an interest in acquiring Mike Trout?

The Rockies hired Mike Redmond as their bench coach under new manager Bud Black.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro looked back on the starting rotation’s 2016 season.

Aaron Yorke covered the update on Cespedes’s free agency situation.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday, Tom Seaver!