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Mets Morning News: Ian Kinsler trade interest; spring training schedule released; Collins dishes on Harvey

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Meet the Mets

Terry Collins sat down for a conversation with Mike Francesca a few days ago and had some particularly interesting things to say about Matt Harvey. Collins dished on why he let Harvey stay in for the 9th inning in the World Series, and also revealed that he doesn’t think Harvey will ever fully regain his form.

The Mets released their 2018 spring training schedule.

The Mets added four minor league players to their 40-man roster, but to the likely consternation of some Mets fans, the team didn’t protect Adonis Uceta or knuckleballer Mickey Jannis.

Sean Gilmartin got married on Saturday.

The Mets have discussed trading for Ian Kinsler.

Around the National League East

MLB will meet with several Braves prospects on Tuesday, amid growing indications that the Braves will lose the rights to some players.

The Dodgers traded Josh Ravin to the Braves for cash.

The Phillies designated former number one overall pick Mark Appel for assignment ahead of the Rule 5 draft.

The Marlins continue to bring in people from the Yankees, only this time it’s a couple of players via trade.

Around Major League Baseball

The MLB Players’ Union has extended the deadline for coming up with a new posting system for Japanese prospects.

Chipper Jones headlines a list of 19 newcomers to the Hall of Fame ballot.

In a new report, the National Transportation Safety Bureau has confirmed eyewitness accounts that Roy Halladay was performing dangerous maneuvers, and in the words of one expert, “hot-dogging,” prior to his fatal crash on November 7.

Even though BBWAA voters overwhelmingly supported making Hall of Fame ballots available to the public, the Hall of Fame apparently rejected the vote.

MLB wants a 20-second pitch clock for 2018.

A Jackie Robinson jersey from his rookie season sold for $2.05 million at an auction over the weekend.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Sypa had your final update from this year’s Arizona Fall League.

Ryan Almodovar examined the possibility of the Mets bringing back Jay Bruce.

Steve Sypa profiled Japanese free agent Kazuhisa Makita.

This Date in Mets History

Tommie Agee became the first player in Mets history to win a Gold Glove on this date in 1970.