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Mets Morning News: Mets might want to bring back Tyler Clippard, spring training starts this month

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

In his Sunday Notes column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo suggests that the Mets may re-sign Tyler Clippard, who is one of the best relief pitchers remaining on the free agent market.

You can count Cubs catcher David Ross among those who don't blame Terry Collins for leaving Matt Harvey in to pitch the ninth inning during Game 5 of the World Series. That tidbit is one of many In David Laurila's Sunday Notes column for FanGraphs.

An poll shows that Mets fans are very confident in general manager Sandy Alderson following the Yoenis Cespedes acquisition. put together a team of players who have spent their entire careers with a single franchise. Mets fans will be pleased to see who is slotted at third base.

A Mets player is also featured on this list of pitchers with who hit the ball the hardest while playing offense.

Around the National League East

Federal Baseball wonders if the Nationals will make a move for another catcher before the start of spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

Orioles prospect Ramon Ramirez tragically died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night in the Dominican Republic.

Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is much faster when stealing bases on baseball fields than he is while racing children in shopping centers.

The Mets equivalent of these shenanigans would be Yoenis Cespedes dancing with Steve Gelbs. That's fun to think about.

This date in Mets history

In 2008, the Mets signed superlative southpaw Johan Santana to a six-year contract extension.