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Mets Morning News: The return of Reyes

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

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Meet the Mets

Juan Lagares spent 10 days in California with hitting guru Craig Wallenbrock to rework his swing in the hope of hitting the ball in the air more often.

Jacob deGrom (still) hopes to sign a long-term deal with the Mets, but the sides couldn’t agree to more than a $7.4 million deal to avoid arbitration this month.

The day after he learned he’d be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, Chipper Jones said he wished injuries hadn’t derailed David Wright’s path to joining him in Cooperstown.

Assuming the team finds a new everyday infielder, recently re-signed Jose Reyes will serve as depth and speed off the bench, in addition to mentoring friend Amed Rosario.

Sandy Alderson reiterated his hopes to vastly improve the team’s farm system.

Around the National League East

The Braves’ Ronald Acuna slotted in at No. 1 on MLB Pipeline’s list of outfield prospects.

The Marlins finally traded Christian Yelich. He’s going to the Brewers for four prospects, including outfielder Lewis Brinson, rated the No. 18 prospect by Baseball America.

Though their starting lineup has been shored up, questions abound regarding the Phillies’ bench.

Bryce Harper shared an image of his undergoing cupping therapy, and it’ll weird you out.

Around Major League Baseball

Shortly after landing Yelich, the Brew Crew inked free agent Lorenzo Cain to a five-year, $80 million deal.

Vladimir Guerrero will be the first Hall of Fame inductee to wear an Angels cap.

How three women—two second basemen and a right-handed pitcher—almost saved the Negro League.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Like Lagares, Kevin Plawecki is also working on adjusting his launch angle at the dish.

Sean Hanlon covered the team’s re-signing of Reyes.

With the Marlins selling off everything worth anything and the Mets in need of a second baseman, might a trade for Starlin Castro be in the offing?

This Date in Mets History

Thirteen years ago, the Mets sent equipment managers deep into the letter pile by trading for first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz.