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Mets Morning News: Starters starting to start

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

MLB: Spring Training-Miami Marlins at New York Mets Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Prospect Luis Guillorme explained what was going through his mind when he made that insane bat catch: absolutely nothing.

The Mets are still waiting on MLB to suspend closer Jeurys Familia.

After a strict, conservative throwing program to start spring training, Mets starters Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Steven Matz will start games, respectively, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Zack Wheeler is expected to make a start a week from Friday.

Lifelong Met Ed Kranepool needs a kidney donor.

David Wright doesn’t know when he’ll return to the field, but until then he’ll work hard to get to that point.

Don Mattingly, whose later career was ravaged by back injuries, has words of wisdom for Wright.

Wright is owed $67 million over the next four seasons, but he doesn’t owe his retirement to anyone.

Around the NL East

Bartolo Colon wasn’t great in his second spring training start with the Braves.

Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich more than doubled his career home run total last season. And there’s more power on the way.

The Good Phight is celebrating Aaron Nola’s health after the righty’s first start of spring training.

Federal Baseball pondered the destiny of catcher Derek Norris.

Around the Majors

Red Sox lefty David Price will meet with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the discomfort in his throwing elbow.

Some digging into the history of pitchers’ visiting Dr. Andrews does not bode well—he’ll almost definitely need Tommy John surgery.

After the worst offensive season of his career, Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is remaking his swing.

Yesterday at AA

David Capobianco ran down baseball’s rule changes for the 2017 season.

Chris McShane shared the news about Wright’s shoulder injury.

This Date in Mets History

In the first World Baseball Classic game ever, former Mets pitchers Jae-Wong Seo and Dae-Sung Koo and then-future Mets hurler Chan Ho Park pitched South Korea to a 2-0 victory over Taiwan in 2006.