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Mets Morning News: Walker extension talks hit a snag

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

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Meet the Mets

The extension talks between the Mets and Neil Walker appear to have hit a snag over restructuring his salary for 2017. Some are even reporting that the talks are dead.

Yoenis Cespedes has brought his car show back to spring training.

The Mets announced the pitchers for their first few spring training games.

Amed Rosario has been turning heads at spring training and getting some mentoring from Jose Reyes.

Former Mets pitcher Anthony Young’s inoperable brain tumor has shrunk thanks to radiation treatments.

Jon Niese will stay in New York and pitch for the Yankees after signing a minor-league deal with the team.

The Mets once again hosted Special Olympians for a spring training clinic.

Scouts debate the top prospects for the Yankees and Mets.

The New York Times had a nice piece on Mike Piazza and his Italian soccer team.

Around the NL East

Braves manager Brian Snitker feels lucky to have a chance to finally manage a major league team at the age of 61.

Matt Stairs is excited to help the young Phillies team as their new hitting coach.

Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke has been temporarily shut down with bicep tendinitis.

Around MLB

Johnny Cueto is still in the Dominican Republic helping his ailing father.

The Orioles re-signed Michael Bourn to a minor-league deal.

Rick Ankiel apparently would drink before games to try and calm his nerves when his pitching began to go off the rails.

Trevor May is attempting to become a professional eSports player.

Fangraphs took a look at the ten worst transactions of the offseason.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver got a big raise from the Mets on this date back in 1974. His salary would be cut the next season, leading to a deterioration in his relationship with the Mets.