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Mets Morning News: Prospects on the rise

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

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Meet the Mets

Andres Gimenez and Peter Alonso are helping lead the Mets’ farm system out of the cellar.

SNY and the NY Post both took a look at possible trading partners for Noah Syndergaard. SNY leans toward the Mets looking for a star for star trade, while the Post sees them looking for a couple of major league ready pieces.

Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez were inducted into the NY State Baseball Hall of Fame.

Josh Lewin apparently has family roots in San Diego and enjoyed living there while he worked for the Chargers, which is why he took the radio job with the Padres.

Around the National League East

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution did a profile piece on Braves prospect Ray-Patrick Didder.

The Nationals inked Kurt Suzuki to a two-year deal to be their catcher.

Around Major League Baseball

Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay are among the big names who will be eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame this year.

Joel Sherman talked about why the Yankees weren’t concerned about James Paxton’s red flags when trading for him.

The Cleveland Indians have unveiled an alternate red jersey for 2019. It’s the first time they’ll wear red since the 1970’s.

The competitive balance rounds have been set for the 2019 MLB Draft.

Griffin Conine, the son of Florida Marlins legend Jeff Conine, has been suspended after testing positive for a banned stimulant. Conine plays in Blue Jays’ minor league system, and was drafted with the 52nd overall pick in last June’s amateur draft.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

A new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio was released!

This Date in Mets History

Doc Gooden was named Rookie of the Year on this date in 1984, seventeen years to the day after Tom Seaver accomplished the same feat in 1967.