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Mets Morning News: How about Harrison?

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets, the Yankees, and the Blue Jays continue to show interest in versatile and speedy infielder Josh Harrison.

In a mailbag, Anthony DiComo discussed the likelihood of Jose Reyes’ return to the franchise.

Marc Carig described the Mets’ bringing back Jay Bruce or Neil Walker as “highly unlikely.”

Here are a few reasons to be optimistic about the 2018 campaigns of Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith, from a fantasy baseball perspective.

Jerry Blevins is left-handed hitters’ daddy. In May, he’ll be the father of a real-life baby.

Around the National League East

Will stud outfield prospect Ronald Acuna open his 2018 season on the Braves’ Opening Day roster?

The Marlins are fielding offers for outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto.

The fine people at the Good Phight are wondering whether the Phillies could use their considerable available cash to snatch a top free agent pitcher.

Around Major League Baseball

The league is investigating an alleged assault committed by Twins third baseman Miguel Sano.

Grant Brisbee theorized that the offseason is moving so slowly because of a lack of rebuilding teams.

The Yankees could get yet more terrifying: They’re in talks to acquire Pirates ace Gerrit Cole.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco made a case for Johan Santana’s enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.

Reliever Seung-Hwan Oh should come relatively cheaply due to a down year in 2017, and has the potential to bounce back to his 2016 form.

This Date in Mets History

A gloomy day in Mets lore—in 2009, the team inked outfielder Jason Bay to one of the worst contracts in franchise history.