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Mets Afternoon News: From closer to banned in 10 months, Jenrry Mejia stomps on his career

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

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Meet the Mets

Jenrry Mejia is finished, as his 3rd failed PED test in the past 10 months landed him a lifetime ban. Technically, Mejia must sit out for two years and can apply for reinstatement one year from now but will MLB grant him reinstatement? Who knows. Either way, the Mets will survive without him. For whatever it's worth, Mejia has denied using and plans to appeal even though there is no mechanism to appeal the decision. Here's how Mejia's career went down the tubes. What exactly is Boldenone?

David Wright is preparing his teammates by telling them that they'll have a bull's-eye on their back.

Get to know Mets ace Jacob deGrom!

Around the NL East

On the thought of becoming the first $400 million player in baseball, Bryce Harper says "don't sell me short".

Al Leiter, Preston Wilson, and Eduardo Perez are joining the Marlins' tv broadcast as color analysts.

Seven Braves prospects made Baseball America's Top 100 list.

Cuban prospect Lazarito is not close to making a decision, though the Phillies are assumed to be involved.

Around the Majors

The Brewers dealt outfielder Khris Davis to the A's for a pair of minor league pitchers.

The Orioles have added former Mets executive Joe McIlvaine to their front office.

Cricket star Kieran Powell is continuing his path to the majors. Powell worked out with the Mets last month.

Pitchers will have the option to wear a new style of protective headwear this spring that looks kind of like a batting helmet crossed with a visor.

This Date In Mets History

David Cone made his comeback with the Mets official today in 2003. It didn't go well.

Yesterday At AA

We reviewed Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Uribe's 2015 contributions to the Mets.

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