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Mets Morning News: It’s wait and see for Jeurys Familia

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

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Meet the Mets

It’s wait and see time for Jeurys Familia as his suspension is expected to be handed down within the next 48 hours.

Zack Wheeler threw his best start of the spring yesterday against the Marlins, but will it be enough to get him into the rotation, or is he headed for extended spring training?

Yoenis Cespedes just wanted to make things clear: he wants a championship more than an MVP award.

In other Mets action, Tim Tebow did not do so well against Max Scherzer.

Around the NL East

Braves prospect Matt Foley wants you to know that he does, indeed live in a van down by the river.

Andrew Knapp appears to have become the Philliesbackup catcher.

The Nationals released Joe Nathan, who claims he’s not ready to retire.

The Braves announcers had a pretty bad gaffe, confusing JaCoby Jones of the Tigers with the football player Jacoby Jones.

Around MLB

Jorge Soler is doubtful for opening day after straining his oblique muscle.

Bronson Arroyo looks to have come back from the brink.

Rougned Odor has reportedly agreed on a six-year deal with the Rangers.

Sandy Leon of the Red Sox hit two home runs in one inning during yesterday’s game against the Orioles.

Jose Canseco has been hired by NBC Sports California as an analyst for Oakland A’s games.

Speaking of the Athletics — they don’t seem to be terribly sad about the Raiders leaving town.

Anthony Reyes, who won game one of the 2006 World Series for the Cardinals against the Tigers, has become a firefighter in Los Angeles.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa previewed Gavin Cecchini’s year.

Brian Salvatore looked into his crystal ball to guess at Matt Reynolds’ fate for 2017.

Thomas Henderson handled the preview for Tomas Nido.

Eric Simon wants you to guess this beard’s owner.

Linda Surovich previewed Jerry Blevins’ season.

Who will be the Mets’ best defender in 2017? Matt Varvaro had the poll.

Steve Schreiber had some photos of dearly departed (to other teams) Mets in their new uniforms.

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

The Tom Seaver trade rumors first surfaced on this date back in 1976.