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Mets Morning News: The clock is ticking

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

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey, along with his former teammate Daniel Murphy, has been one of the player representatives of the MLB Players’ Association involved in pace-of-play talks, which are currently at an impasse.

The Indians signed former Met Adam Wilk to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.

Joe Posnanski lays out Johan Santana’s Hall of Fame case, arguing that Johan Santana deserves more of a look than he is getting, but not because he’s the modern-day Sandy Koufax. Amazin’ Avenue has already made our argument for the former Met’s ticket to Cooperstown.

Todd Frazier and the now-famous thumbs-down Mets fan finally met in what made for a rather amusing photo op.

Around the National League East

Federal Baseball speculates on where Bryce Harper may end up after he hits free agency next winter.

The Marlins are giving no guarantees to Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto about being traded, despite Yelich’s public desire to be out of a Marlins uniform.

Mark Bowman takes a look at the candidates for the Braves rotation in 2018.

Around Major League Baseball

Joel Sherman gave his take on the pace-of-play issue, arguing that implementing a pitch clock does not get at the root of the problem.

Meanwhile, John Harper, puzzled by the players’ reluctance to agree to this simple rule change, argues that there are much deeper problems between players and the league at play here, which are affecting pace-of-play negotiations.

Jon Heyman took the stance that the Cubsblacklisting of Sammy Sosa is undeserved and hypocritical, given the amount of money he made for the franchise.

Signs are pointing toward a five-man Hall of Fame class—the first since the inaugural class in 1936.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio!

We featured Jenna Jacobs’s wonderful ode to David Wright.

This Date in Mets History

Steve Phillips orchestrated a rather memorable and wild three-way trade on this date in 2002, which involved eleven different players and resulted in six new Mets.