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Mets Morning News: Mets pass on Lincecum; Bud Harrelson battles Alzheimer’s

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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

The Mets will not be attending the Tim Lincecum showcase.

Bud Harrelson spoke to The Post about his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Steven Matz says he’s feeling good heading into spring training.

Jerry Blevins likes Mickey Callaway’s new bullpen approach.

There were three Mets and seven Yankees on David Lennon’s list of the top ten baseball players in New York.

Around the National League East

Mike Foltynewicz and the Braves are going to arbitration over a salary difference of $100,000.

The Phillies would like to sign a veteran starter to bolster their rotation.

The Marlins will hold their Fan Fest today. No word on expected attendance.

Around Major League Baseball

Puerto Rico won its second straight Caribbean Series title.

The Rays want to build a new ballpark in Tampa.

The mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz has reportedly been kidnapped in Venezuela.

Sergio Romo is returning to the Rays on a one-year deal.

Fangraphs has an interesting piece on the farm system life cycle in MLB.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane continued to run down the available second tier starters for the Mets to sign.

Matt Varvaro discussed the curious case of Glendon Rusch.

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This Date in Mets History

Today is Lenny Dykstra’s birthday.