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Mets Morning News: Mets didn’t want to give up Nimmo for McCutchen, deGrom is aiming for a Cy Young

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Meet the Mets

The Mets declined to trade for Andrew McCutchen as they were unwilling to part ways with Brandon Nimmo. With the Pirates having a fire sale, infielder Josh Harrison could be traded to the Mets.

Jacob deGrom is looking forward to working with Mickey Callaway and has his sights set on the Cy Young Award.

The signing of Adrian Gonzalez has made Dominic Smith’s immediate future with the Mets uncertain.

Around the National League East

Victor Robles, the Nationals’ top prospect is ready to take the next step in 2018.

Christian Yelich’s agent says his relationship with the Marlins is “broken.”

The Phillies seem to have a new face of the franchise.

Around Major League Baseball

David Schoenfield looks at the worst contract on each team in the majors.

The Giants’ trade for McCutchen could free up the market for free agent Lorenzo Cain.

The 2018 Hall of Fame class could be the biggest in more than ten years.

Jeff Passan examines why baseball’s economic system is broken.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Mark Vientos came in at number five in Steve Sypa’s Mets top 25 prospects.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to the late Don Zimmer. The third baseman would have been 87 today. And on this day in 2012, Willie Harris signed with the Mets.