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Mets Morning News: Original Met Chris Cannizzaro passes away at 78

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

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Meet the Mets

Chris Cannizzaro, who was one of the original Mets and played with the team through 1965, died yesterday at the age of 78.

Doc Gooden met with young athletes in the Bronx this week.

The Hardball Times had an interesting piece on the Rolling Stones’ 1989 concerts at Shea Stadium.

Anthony DiComo examined some Mets questions heading into 2017.

Want to buy a Mets spring training getaway package? The Mets are selling those.

Around the NL East

According to poll results over at Talking Chop, Braves fans are quite happy with their front office.

The folks at the Good Phight were a little more indifferent about 2016.

Marlins prospect Stone Garrett is doing well in the Australian winter league.

Daniel Murphy will be playing in the World Baseball Classic.

Around MLB

The Twins are still waiting on trade offers for Brian Dozier and are prepared to keep him for 2017 if they don’t get offers to their liking soon.

Bill Murray apparently threw away the Cardinals cap that John Hamm showed up in to World Series game five.

Teams aren’t willing to offer more than a one-year deal to Jason Hammel. put together a list of the fastest pitches hit for home runs last season.

Yesterday at AA

There aren’t yet any Mets any Team USA’s roster for the World Baseball Classic.

This Date in Mets History

It’s Rick Aguilera’s birthday!