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Mets Morning News: Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announced

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Some former Met rivals got the call to the Hall of Fame but some former Mets, most notably Johan Santana, did not fare as well on the ballot.

Chipper Jones hit his first career home run at Shea Stadium and made quite a living for himself in all the years that followed against the Mets. So hat tip to a respected rival for his induction into the Hall of Fame. Let’s hope it says Larry on the plaque.

Jacob deGrom and the Mets discussed a possible contract extension but nothing of substance materialized.

If the Mets want to contend in 2018, they will need their pitchers to return to their top form.

Todd Frazier is still available and would fill quite a few needs this team currently has.

With the significant lack of moves, the Mets’ season comes down to hoping a lot of things break right for them.

Two of their most intriguing pitching prospects appear to be at opposite ends of their development.

The Mets’ brought in a new addition to their medical staff by hiring a director of performance and sports science.

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Larry “Chipper” Jones’s induction into the Hall of Fame was never really in doubt. The 2018 Braves team is made up of players with tremendous potential and the early projections for the team reflect that.

Though best remembered for his years in Cleveland, former Phillie Jim Thome was another no doubter to be voted into Cooperstown.

Daniel Murphy hopes to be ready for Opening Day with the Nationals but he admits he will be “smart” about the injury.

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Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman join Jones and Thome as fellow inductees in the Hall of Fame Class of 2018. It is always a special moment when a player gets that long awaited call informing them that they are headed to Cooperstown.

This was a stacked class and those who got inducted put up some impressive numbers throughout their careers.

Edgar Martinez fell just short of getting in but he will get one last shot next year.

There are quite a few notable names other than Edgar Martinez who also did not get the call and it might be time to change the way players are chosen.

The iconic field from “Field of Dreams” was severely damaged by a vandal that tore up the field with a vehicle.

Another big free agent may finally be off the board. Yu Darvish is reportedly close to making a decision about where he will spend the next few years.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Aaron Yorke wrote about the Hall of Fame inductees.

Allison McCague took a deeper look into the fly ball revolution and what it means for Kevin Plawecki and Juan Lagares.

This Date in Mets History

From 1964-1979, Jane Jarvis entertained the home crowds at Shea Stadium with her talents on the stadium’s organ. She passed away on this date in 2010 at the age of 94.