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Mets Morning News: Mets interested in signing a starter

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Meet the Mets

In a surprising twist of events, the Mets appear to have interest in signing a middle of the rotation starter.

Around the National League East

Jeffrey Loria, often lumped in as one of the worst owners in sports history, had one last knife in the back for Miami on his way out of town, skirting out of sharing revenue from the sale of the Marlins with the city due to a technicality.

Justin Bour won his arbitration case against the Marlins.

Dave Martinez is excited for his first season at the helm of the Nationals.

Around Major League Baseball

Things continue to get more antagonistic between MLB and the Players’ Union.

Agent Brodie Van Wagonen of CAA went so far as to say that there’s a “fight” on the horizon.

Jim Thome has told reporters that he doesn’t want the Chief Wahoo logo on his Hall of Fame cap and would prefer the “C” logo.

The Rangers are not going to sign Yu Darvish, and have pulled out of the bidding.

The Angels have a lot of former Mets on their minor league staff this season.

Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez has been named in a lawsuit alleging he helped beat a man outside a strip club.

Greg Holland apparently turned down a three-year $52 million deal from the Rockies early in the offseason. He remains unsigned.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Ben Zucker’s article about the Mets’ interest in signing a starter is linked in Meet the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Lucas Duda!