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Mets Morning News: Can Alderson capitalize?

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

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Meet the Mets

As Mr. and Mrs. Met packed the team’s bags ahead of the trip to Port St. Lucie, Sandy Alderson explained that he hopes to take advantage of the glacial free agent market over the coming weeks.

The Daily News’ Bill Madden would like to see the team pursue Eduardo Nunez and Lance Lynn, cost withstanding.

Terry Collins outlined his new role with the team, as a special assistant to Alderson.

Todd Frazier, a third baseman for whom the Mets are a suitor, said he’s “getting antsy” in free agency.

The Record’s Matt Ehalt laid out 10 storylines to watch as the Mets open spring training.

Around the National League East

Fish Stripes assembled the all-time Marlins roster.

Phillies 26-year-old pitching prospect Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in 2013, is taking “an indefinite break” from baseball.

The Phillies signed veteran catcher Miguel Montero to a minor league deal. The 34-year-old won the World Series with the Cubs in 2016.

Around Major League Baseball

Seriously, will there be a pitch clock in 2018 or not?

Grant Brisbee just remembered Giancarlo Stanton is on the Yankees now, and realized how absurdly good the team will be.

Fangraphs’ Craig Edwards made Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame case.

This Date in Mets History

A day after agreeing to a trade for Johan Santana, the Mets made him the highest-paid pitcher in franchise history.