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Mets Morning News: Arms race

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

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Meet the Mets

After an injury-ravaged season, the Mets are on the hunt for a high-performance director in charge of players’ health.

Despite Wilmer Flores’s producing the best offensive season of his career, the Mets are still pursuing second basemen. Still, he says he’ll be ready for whatever comes his way in 2018.

The Mets are in the market for impact bullpen arms. has compiled a list of free agent relievers they may be targeting this offseason.

New manager Mickey Callaway and new pitching coach Dave Eiland shed more light on the team’s approach with starting pitchers and how deep they’ll pitch into games in 2018.

The Post’s Ken Davidoff would like to see the Mets trap themselves under a seven-year contract for first baseman Eric Hosmer. Please, no.

Around the National League East

With the Braves bracing for punishment from the league, Talking Chop looked back on Major League Baseball’s history of docking teams for front office infractions.

Giancarlo Stanton narrowly beat out Joey Votto in the fourth-closest MVP balloting race in history.

The folks at the Good Phight don’t expect the Phillies to be major players in free agency and the trade market this offseason.

Dammit, this is a cool shirt.

Around Major League Baseball

On the AL side of things, Astros second baseman claimed the MVP handily, garnering 27 of 30 first-place votes.

The Mariners and Athletics have consummated the first trade of the offseason.

Grant Brisbee ranked the 40 best free agents.

Yesterday at AA

In a fantasy world where the Mets have money to spend, Yu Darvish would make a great fit for the Mets.

Steve Sypa profiled Hideaki Wakui, the right-handed ace of the Chiba Lotte Marines who wants to play in America in 2018.

Vote now for the 2017-18 AAOP champion.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver turns 73 today. Wish Tom Terrific a good one.