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Mets Morning News: Cabrera happy to play second; Smoker pens note to Mets fans

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Meet the Mets

Asdrubal Cabrera, in a departure from last season’s stance, has told the Post that he would be more than happy to play second base.

Josh Smoker penned an emotional note to Mets fans in the wake of being designated for assignment by the team. took a look at the Mets’ bullpen for 2018.

T.J. Rivera is hoping to begin throwing again next month, as he recovers from surgery.

Remember that girl who was trying to get 500,000 retweets so she could take prom photos at Citi Field with some of the Mets? Well she made it to her goal and Mr. Met had a surprise for her.

Around the National League East

Despite losing a slew of talents due to MLB sanctions, the Braves still ranked as the best minor league system according to Baseball America.

The Phillies were not happy that the MLB Network snubbed Aaron Nola.

The Marlins have climbed out of the cellar when it comes to MLB farm systems.

There was an interesting piece in the Washington Post about how the Nationals rebuilt their Dominican scouting and academy after their 2009 scandal.

Around Major League Baseball

The Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo emblem on their uniforms in 2019.

Scott Boras is fuming about the slow off season in baseball.

The Royals traded Brandon Moss and Ryan Buchter to the Athletics.

Matt Albers agreed to a two-year deal with the Brewers.

Former MLB pitcher Marcos Carvajal died after a bout of pneumonia in his native Venezuela. A lack of medication in the nearly-bankrupt nation contributed to his death according to family and friends.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Thomas Henderson explored the best position fit for Asdrubal Cabrera.

This Date in Mets History

Happy 75th birthday to Davey Johnson!