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Mets Morning News: Mets find relief in Blevins, Salas, and Gorzelanny

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

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Meet the Mets

With a sudden burst of spending, the Mets signed reliever Fernando Salas to a one-year deal, brought in Tom Gorzelanny on a minor league deal, and then capped things off by re-signing Jerry Blevins.

Wilmer Flores had his arbitration hearing with the Mets on Friday. It’s the first time a Mets player has gone to a hearing since Oliver Perez way back in 2008.

Gary Sheffield is apparently giving Tim Tebow pointers about playing baseball.

The Mets’ trucks are on their way to spring training.

The Mets are looking for a little luck of the Irish with pitcher P.J. Conlon.

Around the NL East

The Braves signed pitcher Rex Brothers to a minor league deal.

The Phillies managed to avoid arbitration with Cesar Hernandez, and also signed Chris Coghlan to a minor league deal.

The Nationals signed Jeremy Guthrie to a minor league deal.

Around MLB

Rob Manfred is still very interested in speeding up play in baseball.

The Cardinals signed Carlos Martinez to a $51 million extension.

The Dodgers look likely to sign Sergio Romo.

St. Louis has banned smokeless tobacco at Busch Stadium.

The Astros signed Will Harris to a two-year, $5 million deal.

The Rays had a very busy day with the signings.

Hal Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is always welcome at Yankee Stadium.

Yesterday at AA

Kevin Palermo was on the Jerry Blevins beat early in the day.

Nathan Gismot brought you #22 on the Mets’ top 25 all-time home run leaders list: Robin Ventura.

This Date in Mets History

Shea Stadium got its name on this date back in 1963.