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Mets Morning News: Brodie’s Bold Statement

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Meet the Mets

Wilson Ramos was introduced as the newest member of the Mets at a press conference on Tuesday morning. Ramos is confident he can stay healthy for the entire 2019 season.

James Wagner looks at how the Mets ended up choosing Ramos as their catching option.

General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen is confident in his team saying “We’re the favorites” in the NL East.

Ken Davidoff writes Van Wagenen’s words puts the Mets in the crosschairs.

With the addition of Ramos, the focus now shifts to the Mets’ payroll and how many more moves they can make. It also appears they will pass on A.J. Pollock despite being in the market for another outfielder.

The Mets signed pitcher Zach Lee to a minor league deal on Tuesday.

Robert Andrew Powell looks at Mike Piazza’s time as owner of A.C. Reggiana, a soccer club in Italy.

Around the National League East

Rhys Hoskins said on Tuesday he will help recruit free agents to come play with him in Philadelphia.

Matt Adams finalized a one-year, $4 million deal with the Nationals.

Talking Chop looks at the Braves’ remaining outfield options.

Around Major League Baseball

Former Met Matt Harvey has agreed to a one-year, $11 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Twins announced they will be retiring Joe Mauer’s number 7.

The Astros have recently had discussions with the Marlins about J.T. Realmuto.

Penny Marshall, the director of “A League of Their Own” passed away on Monday night at the age of 75.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague helped us get to know the Mets newest catcher.

Linda Surovich recapped the reaction to the Ramos signing.

Lukas Vlahos graded the Jeurys Familia signing.

Chris McShane writes now is the the time for the Mets to spend big-market money.

This Date in Mets History

Happy 74th birthday to Rob Gardner who once pitched 15 scoreless innings for the Mets in 1965.