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

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Meet the Mets

Wilmer Flores, the lovable, Friends-obsessed, possessor of great grission, was non-tendered by the Mets yesterday. Travis d’Arnaud was tendered a contract.

James Wagner was suitably somber in his write-up of Flores’ departure.

Here’s everything you need to know, and some stuff you probably don’t want to know, about the Robinson Cano trade.

John Harper thinks the Mets are making a big mistake if they give up Jarred Kelenic in the Robinson Cano trade.

Here’s what the Mets starting lineup could look like next year assuming the Cano trade goes through.

The Mets signed Dilson Herrera to a minor league deal.

Around the National League East

The Braves tendered contracts to all their arbitration-eligible players.

The Nationals traded for Yan Gomes of the Cleveland Indians. The Nationals now have two new catchers, after signing Kurt Suzuki last week.

The Phillies cut loose Justin Bour and Luis Avilan.

Around Major League Baseball

Adrian Beltre bid a fond farewell to his playing days, officially retiring after a 21 year career.

Billy Hamilton can’t hit. The question is, does it matter?

Craig Kimbrel wants a six-year contract.

The Brewers non-tendered Jonathan Schoop in a move that could prove short-sighted if Schoop returns to his 2017 form.

Women’s baseball is just looking for a little respect.

A single, unidentified MLB player tested positive for banned stimulant use.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis highlighted the decisions the Mets would have to make before the non-tender deadline.

Maggie Wiggin made the case for signing Bryce Harper.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets made the deal that brought Armando Benitez to the team on this date in 1998. Roger Cedeno came along for the ride as well.