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Meet the Mets

The Mets are expecting big things from Travis d’Arnaud in 2017 after passing on signing a free agent catcher.

Bartolo Colon, Noah Syndergaard, and the late Shannon Forde will all be receiving awards at this year’s New York Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner, and you can go!

Around the NL East

The Phillies are adding more protective netting at Citizens Bank Park.

The Nationals announced on Friday that they’re adding De Jon Watson to their staff as a special assistant.

Around MLB

The Royals traded Jarrod Dyson to the Mariners for Nate Karns.

Travis Snider agreed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers.

The Dodgers are considering signing Neftali Feliz.

The Mariners, having quite the busy day, sent OF Seth Smith to the Orioles for Yovani Gallardo. The deal is a bad one for the Mets, as Baltimore was thought to be a potential landing spot for Jay Bruce.

Manager Pat Kelly was fired from his Dominican Winter League team on Friday after trying to call for a reliever in the previous night’s game when no one was warming up in the bullpen.

The Lynchburg Hillcats, a Cleveland Indians minor league affiliate, will allow dogs at all their home games next season.

Mike Trout could theoretically become a free agent using some legal trickery.

Yesterday at AA

David Capobianco examined the enigma that is Lucas Duda.

Steve Schreiber asked Facebook how many games the Mets would win next season.

David Capobianco wants the national TV networks to improve their MLB broadcasts.

I brought you the almost-definitive list of Mets appearances in movies.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver was chosen for the Hall of Fame on this date back in 1992.