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Mets Morning News: Kiss Valentine's Day goodbye and Happy Presidents' Day!

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

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Meet the Mets

Ruben Tejada received a care package from Chase Utley in the aftermath of the latter's late slide that ended the former's 2015 season. However, Tejada still hasn't been apologized to directly.

Josh Edgin talked to Newsday's Marc Carig about his bittersweet 2015 campaign that saw him miss a memorable pennant run due to Tommy John surgery.

Anthony DiComo takes a look at five Mets prospects who may have an impact on the big league club this season.

David Lennon of Newsday writes about how this year could cement a change in how we view the Mets vs. Yankees dynamic.

Former Mets reliever Danny Graves predicts a breakout hitter and a breakout pitcher for New York's 2016 club.

Around the National League East

The Good Phight is frustrated with the mixed messages surrounding the tanking conversation.

Federal Baseball worries that the Nationals are underestimating their fans' anger towards Jonathan Papelbon, who got into a violent dugout altercation with Bryce Harper last September.

Around Major League Baseball

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka looked good in his first mound session since offseason elbow surgery.

Sarah Hudek, the only woman playing collegiate baseball this year, just recorded her first career win for Bossier Parish Community College.

Former Mets first baseman Ike Davis signed a minor league deal with the Rangers.

ESPN's David Schoenfield continues his preseason power rankings with teams ranked No. 18 through 13.

Elsewhere, Joel Sherman ranks the 50 most interesting people in baseball for the 2016 campaign.

I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day. In honor of the holiday, has some kiss cam highlights, including one starring our two favorite mascots!

This date in Mets history

Jason Isringhausen finally returned to the organization that drafted him.