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Mets Morning News: Thinking spring

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

MLB: Spring Training-Washington Nationals at New York Mets Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets have plenty of corner outfielders, but center field is a different story.

With their plethora of outfielders, just how will their outfield take shape next season?

The Mets finally have a clear picture of what their bullpen is going to look like heading into the 2017 season.

Hope springs eternal as spring training inches ever closer.

Around the NL East

Talking Chop wished one of the All-Time greats, Hank Aaron, a happy birthday.

Pitcher Livan Hernandez came in at number 43 on Fish Stripes’ Top 100 Marlins of All-Time list.

Adam Eaton could learn from teammate Daniel Murphy on how to get acclimated to a new team.

Around the Majors

The Pirates announced that they will be shuffling their outfielders next season, which prompted a classy response from Andrew McCutchen.

The Royals reportedly signed pitcher Jason Hammel to a two-year deal.

The Angels signed Dustin Ackley to a minor league contract.

Can Yankees’ catcher Gary Sanchez and Nationals’ infielder Trea Turner replicate their limited success from 2016?

The Super Bowl elicited many reactions from baseball players on social media.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane took a look at where the Mets’ payroll currently stands.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets traded for pitcher Al Leiter on this date in 1998. Leiter pitched the Mets into the postseason in 1999, when he put together an outstanding, complete game shutout of the Reds in the one-game playoff to become the Wild Card winners.