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Mets Morning News: Roster redux

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets designated Ty Kelly for assignment to make the signing of Jerry Blevins official.

Sports Illustrated profiled the journey of Noah Syndergaard from awkward teen to major league flamethrower.

Asdrubal Cabrera is displeased with his exclusion from Venezuela’s World Baseball Classic roster.

Addison Reed is ready to close for the Mets during Jeurys Familia’s expected suspension.

After the Mets’ success in 2016 despite mounting injuries, they’ll return almost the exact same roster and hope to stay healthy.

Mets director of minor league operations Ian Levin offered scouting reports for five Mets minor leaguers you could see in the majors this season.

Watch some Mets work out in Florida.

Around the National League East

After paying $158 million for the Marlins in 2002, owner Jeffrey Loria has a handshake deal in place to sell the team for $1.6 billion.

The Good Phight wondered how the Phillies would approach the newly-floated extra innings rule.

After voiding his contract, the Braves will no longer have the services of reliever Jordan Walden and his blatantly illegal pitching motion.

The Nationals will play the Red Sox in an exhibition at United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on April 1.

Around Major League Baseball

Agent Scott Boras assured the world “there’s not anything wrong with” his unsigned client Matt Wieters.

This is your chance to buy a share of the Dodgers.

Starter C.J. Wilson, 36, retired to focus on the sale and racing of automobiles.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro examined five Mets seasons that were so bad, it was funny.

Though Cabrera isn’t among them, the team is sending 14 players to the WBC.

This Date in Mets History

In 1982, GM Frank Cashen traded pitchers Greg Harris and Jim Kern and catcher Alex Trevino to the Reds for former MVP George Foster.