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Mets Morning News: The honeymooners

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

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Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard, armed with new lifting and throwing programs, predicted that he and fellow hurler Matt Harvey will have bounce-back campaigns under new manager Mickey Callaway, a former pitching coach.

Jerry Blevins is excited about the prospect of working under the pitching-centric Callaway, and about what arms the Mets will add to the bullpen.

Brandon Nimmo and Travis d’Arnaud unexpectedly ran into each other this offseason—on their respective Hawaiian honeymoons.

MetsBlog made a case for the team’s trading for Rays third baseman Evan Longoria.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop is tracking the prospects that became free agents as a result of the punishment handed down by MLB for front office impropriety.

The Marlins traded Dee Gordon to the Mariners, who are apparently moving him to center field.

The Phillies got a call from the Mets about second baseman Cesar Hernandez, though the Amazin’s have contacted every team whose 2B is rumored to be available.

Please, no: The Nationals are reportedly considering a push to add Jake Arrieta.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cubs inked starter Tyler Chatwood, whose numbers have been inflated by his calling Coors Field home for five seasons, to a three-year, $38 million contract.

Grant Brisbee listed the teams most likely to overpay for the services of Eric Hosmer this winter.

Teams in need of a lefty specialist in their bullpen might turn to longtime starter Francisco Liriano, who made 20 relief appearances last season after a trade to the Astros.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa weighed the likelihood of a reunion between the Mets and R.A. Dickey, who’s a free agent but is also considering retirement.

Matt Varvaro examined the 10 Hall of Fame candidates the Modern Baseball Era Committee will consider for induction in 2018.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets traded prized lefties Jon Matlack and Jerry Koosman on this date in 1977 and 1978, respectively.