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Mets Morning News: David on the Wright track to start at third base in 2017

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Meet the Mets

Sandy Alderson says David Wright will be the Mets’ third baseman in 2017. Wright is scheduled to begin baseball activity later this month.

Jose Reyes is going to be getting some reps in the outfield.

The Mets are apparently interested in Orioles reliever Brad Brach.

Zack Wheeler could be throwing out of the bullpen next year.

The Mets are also said to be interested in reliever Brad Ziegler.

If the price is right, the Mets would be willing to trade Michael Conforto.

Baseball America has released its list of the Mets’ top ten prospects for 2017.

Around the NL East

The Nationals are closing in on a trade for Chris Sale. They’re also said to be souring on retaining Bryce Harper—who may be demanding as much as $400 million for his next contract—beyond the 2018 season.

The Braves are not inclined to pay a steep price for a top-of-the-rotation pitcher.

The Phillies said goodbye to “Pistachio Girl,” their nut-hawking Aramark employee who turned out to be a white nationalist.

The Marlins are on the hunt for a high-end closer.

Around MLB

The Giants have signed closer Mark Melancon to a record $62 million four-year deal.

Jimmy Rollins wants to play in 2017.

The Dodgers re-signed Rich Hill to a three-year deal.

Craig Calcaterra thinks that Bud Selig’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame is a “disgrace.”

Under Armour will begin supplying MLB’s uniforms in 2020.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Sypa continued the countdown of the Mets’ top 25 prospects with #8, Justin Dunn.

Timothy Finnegan made a case for the Mets’ pursuing Kenley Jansen.

Ryan Almodovar took a look back at Robert Gsellman’s debut season.

This Date in Mets History

John Franco was traded to the Mets on this date back in 1989.