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Mets Morning News: Need for speed

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

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Meet the Mets

Having added Jay Bruce to the outfield and first base mix and Anthony Swarzak to the bullpen, it’s time for the team to address the shortage on the infield.

The Daily News’ John Harper suggested utility infielder Eduardo Nunez because he possesses the speed the rest of the team lacks—in the past two seasons, he has 64 steals and 81 attempts.

The team could still working with the Indians on a Jason Kipnis trade, which would also address their lack of foot speed.

We’d better hope Bruce’s second stint with the team works out better than these failed Mets reunions.

50 Cent will get a chance to redeem arguably the worst ceremonial first pitch in baseball history.

Around the National League East

The Braves avoided arbitration with Sam Freeman. The 30-year-old lefty reliever will make $1.075 million in his seventh big league season.

Fish Stripes dove into the versatility of the Marlins’ young lineup.

Don’t count on the Phillies to trade for a starting pitcher.

Around Major League Baseball

Researchers at Duke University have discovered a link between neuroscience and a player’s on-base percentage.

J.D. Martinez continues to resist overtures from the Diamondbacks and the Red Sox.

Here’s a playlist to get you through this impressively slow offseason.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

An iteration of a trade for Kipnis was reportedly turned down by “higher-ups”—likely ownership.

David Capobianco analyzed the Bruce signing, and we rounded up media reactions to the pact.

Justin Dunn sits at No. 8 on our list of the top 25 Mets prospects.

This Date in Mets History

Rickey Henderson was voted into the Hall of Fame on this date. As a member of the Mets, the Man of Steal swiped 42 of his record 1,406 bags.