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Mets Morning News: Wheeler talks rehab and staying motivated

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Zack Wheeler spoke to Kevin Kernan of the Post, mentioning how he's changed his arm angle, and how seeing the other young pitchers drives him.

The Mets have added a top-tier name to the organization, with the signing of Raywilly Gomez. The 26-year-old catcher was signed to a minor-league deal.

The Binghamton Mets made some headlines when they announced a promotion that they might not understand the definition of.

Former NFL quarterback and current WFAN host Boomer Esiason compared Peyton Manning to Bartolo Colon, talking about how they changed their approach as they got older.

Around the NL East

Jonathan Lucroy has added the Nationals to his no-trade list. The Nationals inquired about the catcher, seeing him as an upgrade over Wilson Ramos.

The Phillies will wear red jerseys at home for the first time since 1979. The club announced the new alternate jerseys today.

Around the Majors

The Yankees were dealt a blow yesterday, as it was announced that Greg Bird would miss the entire 2016 season due to shoulder surgery.

Jeff Sullivan suggested that the Brewers may have been going for a quieter upside play when they traded for Chase Anderson.

The Dodgers are ready to give Yasiel Puig a fresh start, says Andy McCullogh. The beleaguered Cuban outfielder has been the subject of many trade rumors over the past few months.

Sam Mellinger noted how that Kansas City Royals used revenue sharing to put them in position to win a World Series.

Dave Cameron suggested that by pursuing Jean Segura over Howie Kendrick, the Diamondbacks made a mistake.

Yesterday at AA

In his weekly Mind Boggler, Matt Varvaro asked you think about the best players from the 1990's.

Sara Novic looked into the Mets potentially bringing back Tyler Clippard.

Milo Taibi updated us on Carlos Torres selecting free agency.

Episode 170 of Amazin' Avenue Audio is out. Jeffrey and Brian chatted about old players!

This Date in Mets History

On January 2, 2008 the Mets made the Johan Santana deal official. Santana became the highest paid pitcher in team history, and delivered some fantastic moments, even if his career didn't turn out the way many people thought it would.

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