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Mets Morning News: Jason Vargas returns to Queens

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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

Jason Vargas was signed to a two-year $16 million deal by the Mets.

Fangraphs did an interesting analysis on just how good Vargas was last April—and how terrible he was in July.

Todd Frazier is excited to be a part of the Mets.

Another new Met, Adrian Gonzalez, told reporters that he’s feeling healthy and confident as he arrived at spring training.

Happy 13th anniversary to Faith and Fear in Flushing, who used the opportunity to advocate for the Mets putting Edgardo Alfonzo into their hall of fame.

Deadspin bemoans a league that has become too much like the Mets when it comes to free agency.

Around the National League East

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo is extremely confident that he’s going to receive a contract extension.

Miami-Dade County has officially sued Jeffrey Loria, seeking money they claim they’re owed from his sale of the Marlins.

There’s no love lost between Dan Straily and players who asked to be traded away from the Marlins.

Dave Martinez is letting Nationals players take turns being the “DJ for the day” at spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

Anthony Rizzo, a longtime resident of Parkland, FL, spoke at the candlelight vigil for victims of the school shooting.

The Red Sox signed Eduardo Nunez.

Chris Iannetta inked a two-year deal to return to the Colorado Rockies, where he had his best seasons.

Could Tim Lincecum be reuniting with the Giants?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco previewed Adrian Gonzalez’s season.

Kory Powell delivered the season preview for Juan Lagares.

This Date in Mets History

Roger Craig, who started the first game in Mets franchise history, turns 88 today.