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Mets Morning News: Mejia settles with Mets, still banned for life

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Meet the Mets

The Mets settled with Jennry Mejia, avoiding salary arbitration. Unfortunately, he’s still banned from MLB for life.

The Mets continue to be linked to new players in the rumor mill, this time Jonathan Lucroy and Todd Frazier.

Mickey Callaway did a Q&A with Matt Ehalt that includes some fun, non-baseball facts about him.

Around the National League East

Carlos Santana is pushing cars around parking lots in preparation for his first season with the Phillies.

Sammy Solis is looking forward to proving he can pitch consistently again for the Nationals.

Derek Jeter, who’s already being paid $5 million per season by the cash-strapped Marlins, can earn bonuses of up to $2 million per season if the team turns a profit. Barry Jackson broke down the numbers in an even more thorough manner in the Miami Herald.

Around Major League Baseball

The Indians will play the Twins in Puerto Rico this April.

The Rangers have formed a business relationship with the Nippon Ham of Japan.

The Cubs offered Alex Cobb a multi-year deal and he shot them down.

The Padres are the favorites to sign Japan’s Kazuhisa Makita.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued counting down the Top 25 Mets Prospects of 2018.

Allison McCague profiled free agent Jarrod Dyson.

This Date in Mets History

Roberto Alomar fell just short of first-ballot Hall of Fame induction on this date in 2010. He was elected the next year.