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In his first press conference of the spring, manager Mickey Callaway spoke on a wide range of all things Mets, one of which was the competition at the back end of the rotation.

Callaway also commented on the competition at first base. Based off his comments, it sounds like it is Adrian Gonzalez’s job to lose.

If the Mets don’t contend this season, blame it on Mickey Callaway, says Mickey Callaway.

Abby Mastracco breaks down ten questions the Mets must answer during spring training.

Although Mickey Callaway has lots of experience working with pitchers, pitching coach Dave Eiland is the the head of overseeing the Mets’ staff.

With the absence of Michael Conforto for at least the first month of the season, the Mets may be unconventional in choosing their leadoff hitter.

While there may be optimism surrounding the Mets, there is none when talking about David Wright, writes Steve Popper.

Around the National League East

As the Nationals arrive for spring training, the goal remains the same despite the coaching turnover.

Following an offseason which saw the Marlins trade their top players, Derek Jeter and the Marlins are ready for spring training.

Speaking about the upcoming documentary “Atlanta Rules: The Story of the ‘90s Braves,John Smoltz says the success of the Braves won’t be duplicated.

Under first year manager Gabe Kapler, it will be a completely different world for the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball looks at the most intriguing position battle for all thirty teams.

Reliever Tony Watson has many teams potentially looking to sign him.

Matt Kemp is hoping for a fresh start back where his career began.

Five pitchers, five issues for the Red Sox rotation, writes Scott Lauber.

The Athletic announced its expanded MLB coverage. Two names of note will be joining, Jayson Stark, formerly of as well as Eno Sarris, who explained why he was joining.

And speaking of writers in new places, Jay Jaffe introduces himself to Fangraphs.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Sean Hanlon previewed Jeurys Familia’s 2018 season.

This Date in Mets History

On this day in 2009, Omar Minaya signed Livan Hernandez. It did not go as well as his brother’s stint with the Mets.

Happy 48th birthday to catcher Kelly Stinnett! Stinnett played for the Mets in the 1994 and 1995 seasons and came back for a brief September stint in 2006.