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Mets Morning News: Adam Rubin moves on

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

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Meet the Mets

After fifteen years on the Mets beat, Adam Rubin has called it a day. He’s not just retiring from covering the Mets, he’s leaving journalism altogether.

The Cespedes brothers are far from the same player.

The Mets are bringing largely the same roster into 2017, and will be banking on it staying healthy this year.

David Wright was back on the field yesterday.

How Robert Gsellman managed to hide the fact that he couldn’t swing a baseball bat last year.

Around the NL East

John Kruk will be calling Phillies games on CSN this year.

The Nationals sent a scout to the Seth Maness workout session.

The White Sox and Nationals have been discussing a trade for David Robertson.

Around MLB

The traditional Intentional Walk may be going the way of the Dodo if Rob Manfred has his way. Fangraphs doesn’t agree with the decision.

The Oakland Athletics have re-named Coliseum Field “Rickey Henderson Field.”

Mark Teixeira is joining ESPN as an analyst.

The Kansas City Paseo YMCA, where the first successful Negro League was formed nearly 100 years ago, is slated to become the Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

This is the birthday of Endy Chavez, Benny Ayala, and Charlie Puleo.