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Mets Morning News: Hall of Fame Class of 2017 announced

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

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Meet the Mets

Although there were a few former Mets on the Hall of Fame ballot, none of them were voted into Cooperstown.

Johan Santana, along with one notable Met-killer, will be eligible for the Hall of Fame next year.

How well do the Mets stack up against their main division rival, the Nationals?

If the Mets keep Jay Bruce, he could provide depth that the team has been lacking.

Prospect Dominic Smith is happy with his development so far, and is hoping for big things during the upcoming season.

Jeurys Familia put up some solid numbers in the Dominican Winter League.

All of the New York sports teams need to up their game.

Around the NL East

The Jones boys, Chipper and Andruw, will both appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for 2018. The stockpiling of arms might pay off for the Braves, as two more prospects have caught the attention of scouts.

No former Mets were voted into Cooperstown, but two former Marlins were.

Former-Phillie Kyle Kendrick received an invite to spring training from the Red Sox.

Some Nationals players took to social media to show their support for some potential free agent signings. The Nationals’ trades have impacted the state of their farm system.

Around the Majors

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Trevor Hoffman came up just short, while both Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds gained some ground in their quest to gain entry into the Hall. Edgar Martinez also gained momentum but the clock is ticking on his eligibility. Another person whose election into Cooperstown is in jeopardy is Curt Schilling, who saw a precipitous drop in ballots with his name on it.

It seems more BWAA voters are voting for suspected steroid users, a trend that will most likely continue.

Jorge Posada was just one of the many players who did not receive enough votes to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot.

Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun agreed to a three-year extension with Los Angeles.

The Indians avoided arbitration with outfielder Brandon Guyer, and gave him a two-year deal.

The Tigers acquired outfielder Mikie Mahtook from the Rays.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke covered ESPN’s ranking of the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

In 1972, Yogi Berra was elected into the Hall of Fame.