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Mets Morning News: Matt Reynolds traded to the Nationals

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have traded Matt Reynolds to the Nationals for cash.

Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki are content to split time at catcher if the Mets want them to.

AJ Ramos may share an apartment with Giancarlo Stanton in NYC.

Matt Ehalt filed his first report from spring training.

Here are the new Mets uniform numbers you should know about.

Around the National League East

The Braves have a number of options at third base this season.

Esteban Loaiza, who pitched for the Nationals and several other teams during his MLB career, was arrested with over 20 kilos of cocaine in San Diego.

In possibly the greatest piece of Marlins news this offseason, former Marlins President David Samson apparently once threw a fit and threatened to fire people when Julio the Octopus accidentally won the sea creature mascot race at Marlins Park after Billy the Marlin fell down and tripped Angel the Crab. The sea creature race has been cancelled by the new ownership regime.

The Braves will attend the Tim Lincecum showcase.

Around Major League Baseball

The Blue Jays will retire Roy Halladay’s number on opening day.

The MLBPA has barred the press from attending their free agent training camp at the IMG academy.

Former NL Rookie of the Year Wally Moon passed away at the age of 87.

Goose Gossage is still a walking hot take.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

David Cone signed on for one last, ill-fated run with the Mets on this date in 2003.