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Mets Morning News: Dodgers retain Turner and Jansen, Wright closer to baseball activities

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

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Meet the Mets

Jeurys Familia and Asdrubal Cabrera are still waiting on permission from the Mets to participate in winter ball.

Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing deemed Asdrubal Cabrera the Most Valuable Met of 2016.

Noah Syndergaard talked up the Mets’ tight-knit rotation.

David Wright is on pace to resume baseball activities next month.

Despite a relatively quiet offseason following the Yoenis Cespedes signing, Sandy Alderson continues to have dialogue regarding free agency and trade possibilities.

Major League Baseball’s banned hazing practices were “probably not useful or constructive in too many ways,” according to Sandy Alderson.

Around the NL East

Aaron Altherr will look to rebuild following an injury-plagued 2016.

The Nationals may have in-house options at closer for next season, Patrick Reddington of Federal Baseball writes.

The Talking Chop staff discussed their confidence in the rebuilding Braves’ direction.

They may have missed out on Kenley Jansen, but there are other ways the Marlins can use $80 million in payroll.

Around Major League Baseball

Justin Turner signed a four-year, $64 million pact with the Dodgers. Dave Cameron of FanGraphs described the deal as a “massive bargain.”

Kenley Jansen will also stay with the Dodgers, inking a five-year, $80 million deal. Jansen supposedly left money on the table to stay in Los Angeles.

Eric Stephen of True Blue LA took a detailed look at the Dodgers’ remaining payroll.

Reds manager Bryan Price appears likely to use a closer-by-committee strategy in the season’s early going.

After testing the open market, Jose Bautista has reopened negotiations to re-sign with Toronto. Grant Brisbee of SB Nation outlined the reasons Bautista received tepid interest among other teams.

Ian Desmond is ready to take the reins at first base for the Rockies.

The FanGraphs Library today featured a primer on wOBA.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Nathan Gismot took a look back at Brandon Nimmo’s rookie season.

Jason Mast analyzed Logan Verrett’s difficult 2016 campaign.

Our Top 25 Mets Prospect List concluded with Amed Rosario at #1.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2001, the Mets traded David Justice to the Athletics just one week after acquiring him from the Yankees.

Happy birthday to Greg Goossen, Jerry May, and Shawn Marcum!