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Meet the Mets

Teams have stopped bothering to inquire about the availability of stud shortstop prospect Amed Rosario, as he’s the only minor leaguer that’s off limits.

Six takeaways from the Mets’ activity during winter meetings.

Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine is reportedly being considered for an ambassadorship to Japan.

Why the team shouldn’t be in a rush to move one of their extra outfielders.

Mike Piazza is dedicating his time to growing baseball in Italy.

It’s got a fantasy slant, but here’s what FanGraphs expects from Steven Matz in 2017.

Around the NL East

The Braves traded minor league pitchers Brady Feigl and fan favorite Tyrell Jenkins to the Rangers for pitching prospect Luke Jackson.

While the Marlins wait to hear back from closer Kenley Jansen, to whom they made a large offer, Miami added three players in the Rule 5 draft.

Mickey Moniak, the Phillies’ 18-year-old prospect who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft, showed up to the winter meetings to collect his High School Player of the Year award from Baseball America.

The Nationals are also in on Jansen, as well as fellow closers Alex Colome of the Rays and David Robertson of the White Sox.

Around the Majors

The biggest winners and losers from this year’s winter meetings.

The Cardinals reportedly landed center fielder Dexter Fowler in free agency.

After nabbing Chris Sale from the White Sox, the Red Sox are looking to trade a starting pitcher.

Slugging second baseman Brian Dozier of the Twins is still available via trade.

Yesterday at AA

The Mets aren’t looking to trade Lucas Duda.

Chris McShane tried to find the Mets a high-strikeout reliever.

The Mets had an uneventful Rule 5 draft.

Behold the Mets’ No. 5 prospect, Dominic Smith.

This Date in Mets History

After a trade for Mike Hampton helped propel the Mets to the World Series in 2000, he left New York to sign with the Rockies—for $121 million, then a record for a pitcher.