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Mets Morning News: David Wright swings a bat

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

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Meet the Mets

Here’s one of the best sights of this offseason: the Mets’ captain swinging a bat. If David Wright stays healthy, is he the starting third baseman next season?

The Mets could have their faith rewarded should Travis d’Arnaud put together a good season.

Yoenis Cespedes’s agents used an interesting stat when they negotiated Cespedes’s contract with the Mets.

The Las Vegas 51s unveiled a new logo to mark their 35th anniversary.

Around the NL East

Pitcher Matt Wisler regressed for the Braves last season and needs to develop a better repertoire of pitches. On the flip side, can Freddie Freeman repeat his high quality play from last season?

Pitcher Renyel Pinto is listed as number 56 as Fish Stripes continues their countdown of the Top 100 Marlins of All-Time.

The Good Phight looked back at the time the Phillies visited the White House.

Around the Majors

Baseball’s rules can seem quirky, but there are stories to how they all came about.

The Texas Rangers are pursuing free agent pitcher Tyson Ross.

The Oakland A’s have expressed interest in free agent Mark Trumbo.

The Blue Jays’ recent resurgence could be short lived since they seem stuck in a holding pattern.

Great news for Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis, he has been declared cancer free.

Yesterday at AA

The first Amazin Avenue Audio of 2017 is up, with guest Nelson Figueroa.

Nathan Gismot is counting down the 25 greatest sluggers in Mets history, and number 25 was Ron Swoboda.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets acquired Kevin McReynolds from the Royals for Vince Coleman in 1994, and in 2008 they traded two minor leaguers to the Cubs for Angel Pagan.

Sadly, it was also on this date in 2004 that Tug McGraw passed away.