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Mets Morning News: Where will Yo go?

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

New York Mets v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

With it looking increasingly likely that Yoenis Cespedes will be able to obtain a five-year deal, will he remain with the Mets, or will he head out west?

Would the Mets be willing to take on Giancarlo Stanton’s massive contract if Miami makes him available?

The Mets do not intend to pursue a free agent catcher to replace Travis d’Arnaud.

Around the NL East

The Marlins are pursuing Kenley Jansen. Whether he’s willing to sign with them is another question.

A locally-famous Phillies vendor known as “Pistachio Girl” was caught up in a street fight while she attended a “white nationalist” convention in Washington D.C., causing a bit of a PR nightmare for the Phillies.

The folks over at The Good Phight were only too happy to pile on the Phillies, saying that they deserve the PR nightmare.

The Braves are apparently “not close” to completing any more trades for starting pitching.

Around MLB

Edwin Encarnacion turned down a four-year $80 million deal from the Blue Jays according to reports.

Next year’s baseball Hall of Fame ballot is full of players with alleged ties to steroid use.

Jason Castro reportedly has several offers on the table.

The Texas Rangers have named three new assistant general managers.

Several Rangers prospects are under investigation for a sexual assault that allegedly took place in the Dominican Republic.

The Cardinals signed Brett Cecil to a four-year deal.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Thomas Henderson looked back at Seth Lugo’s season.

It’s time to choose the AAOP semi-finalists!

This Date in Mets History

Hard to believe it’s been that long, but Terry Collins was named Mets manager on this date six years ago.