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Mets Morning News: Cleveland to host 2019 All-Star Game, Boras wants playing time for Conforto

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Meet the Mets

Scott Boras says the Mets would be foolish not to give Michael Conforto more playing time next season.

Former Met Ike Davis signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers.

Dom Smith’s agent is moving to Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

The Mets may be interested in trading for Arodys Vizcaino.

Around the NL East

The Braves signed Kris Medlen to a minor-league deal.

Who’s going to close for the Nationals this year?

Around MLB

Andrew Benintendi topped Keith Law’s top-100 prospects list.

Cleveland will host the 2019 All-Star Game. In news that is in no possible way related to this development, the Indians are apparently working on a way to phase out or greatly alter the Chief Wahoo logo.

Victor Martinez apparently had hernia surgery back in October.

The Yankees will be wearing some very divisive caps during spring training.

The Padres are offering $25 in store credit to fans who turn in their Chargers gear. The Padres will then donate any Chargers gear in good condition to charity.

The Twins are making a statue at Target Field to honor their former manager Tom Kelly.

The White Sox signed Peter Bourjos to a minor-league deal.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro looked into whether the Mets really did have the best infield ever in 1999.

This Date in Mets History

It’s Tsuyoshi Shinjo’s birthday. Get your orange armbands ready.