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Mets Morning News: Jeff Wilpon breaks long silence payroll

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

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Meet the Mets

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon spoke about the organization’s payroll for the first time since 2014 and said the team’s payroll for 2018 is not yet set in stone.

Sandy Alderson and company are confident better health for the team in 2018 can help turn things around.

David Wright still has a long way to go before he can start thinking about a potential return to the field.

The Mets reunited with infielder Ty Kelly, signing him to a minor league deal. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training.

Mike Vaccaro says there is one major problem with Jeff Wilpon’s comments.

Around the National League East

The Milwaukee Brewers have made a trade offer for Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich.

Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill is teaming up with former Marlins to test the limits and raise money.

Around Major League Baseball analyzes the market value for free agent Lorenzo Cain.

Prior to the announcement of the Hall of Fame voting results on Wednesday night, Yahoo Sports looks at the players who are locks to be in the class of 2018.

ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick interviews George Mitchell on the legacy of the Mitchell Report.

ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball has a new broadcasting booth. Matt Vasgersian has the play-by-play duties while Alex Rodriguez and Jessica Mendoza will serve as color commentators. Buster Olney will be the sideline reporter.

Before the Hall of Fame announcement tonight, take a look at how some of baseball’s writers voted.’s writers can be found here and ESPN’s can be found here.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich broke down all of Jeff Wilpon’s comments.

This Date in Mets History

On this day 38 years ago Fred Wilpon was being called a savior for the Mets after purchasing the team with Nelson Doubleday.

Happy 60th birthday to Neil Allen! Allen was one of two players traded in exchange for Keith Hernandez.