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Mets Morning News: A return of the Great Bartbino?

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

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Meet the Mets

According to Ervin Santana, Bartolo Colon still has a desire to pitch and has drawn some interest from the Mets.

Spring training is a time to get a look at prospects and what they can do, and the players invited to big league camp bring some intriguing talent.

Asdrubal Cabrera’s epic bat flip against the Phillies came in at number three on a list of the top 50 bat flips in baseball.

Around the National League East

Phillies’ catcher Cameron Rupp showed his support for the Super Bowl bound Eagles.

Both Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg are healthy and ready to get the 2018 season underway for the Nationals.

Around Major League Baseball

The Brewers are seemingly going for it and have made an offer to free agent Yu Darvish.

The Orioles are interested in signing free agent Jarrod Dyson.

There are a few teams that struggled last season that have the potential to turn it around this year.

Mike Trout is another big Eagles fan and was not shy about showing his fandom at the game.

The teams that have the most money to spend all have GM’s that are now more cautious when it comes to signing free agents, which could be another reason the offseason has been slow to develop.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets traded for Bernard Gilkey on this date in 1996. The Mets sent pitchers Eric Ludwick, Erik Hiljus, and Yudith Orozio to the Cardinals in exchange for the outfielder.