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Mets Morning News: Mets hope history repeats itself with throwback jerseys

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

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Meet the Mets

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise's 1986 world championship, the Mets will wear throwback jerseys during the 2016 season.

Antonio Bastardo is confident that the Mets can return to the World Series this year with him acting as the bridge between the starting pitchers and Jeurys Familia.

Sports Illustrated likes the job the Mets did in the offseason, but it thinks the club can stand to add another right-handed relief pitcher.

Keith Law comments on Mets prospects, as well as the defensive versatility of Travis d'Arnaud in his latest chat with fans.

The Post remembers that one time Neil Walker was slotted to start opposite Darrelle Revis in a high school all-star game.

It looks like Yoenis Cespedes may have re-signed with the Mets just to finally eat a Cuban sandwich with Jerry Seinfeld.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop says that if the Braves decide to go into full tank mode, now is as good a time as any.

Fish Stripes wonders if putting Jose Fernandez on an innings limit is in the best interest of the Marlins.

What are all the Phillies fans doing now that they're not going to Phillies games anymore?

A couple of Washington's top prospects could become regular contributors sometime in 2016.

Around Major League Baseball

Jonny Gomes explained his decision to play in Japan via The Players' Tribune.

San Diego shipped Odrisamer Despaigne to the Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher J.C. Cosme.

It seems there are always rumors swirling around Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, but at least for now, the controversial slugger is not available for trade.

FanGraphs examines how front offices are allocating less money to older players in the post-PED era.

This date in Mets history

Joan Payson, the original owner of the Mets, was born on this day in 1903.