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Mets Morning News: David Wright’s in Port St. Lucie, Mets might pursue a starting pitcher

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets might still pursue a starting pitcher, which John Harper writes would be wise given the team-friendly deals they’ve inked recently.

After struggling last year, Travis d’Arnaud admits that he has to prove his worth in an interview with Kevin Kernan of The New York Post.

Sandy Alderson sat down for an exclusive interview with MLB.com and explains his rational for hiring Mickey Callaway as manager.

David Wright showed up to the Mets’ spring training complex in Port St. Lucie for his first day of work.

The Mets spending money while most other team are quiet has Grant Brisbee perplexed.

Around the National League East

Derek Jeter decided to move on from another star Miami Marlin this offseason, as he has given a pink slip to guy inside Billy the Marlin. The Marlins have announced that they will wear a retro patch on their jerseys this season to honor their inaugural season. It’s their twenty-fifth anniversary.

Around Major League Baseball

The San Diego Padres have signed Tom Wilhelmsen to a minor league contract.

The San Francisco Giants have announced that they will retire Barry Bonds’s number on August 11th prior to a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Daniel Nava to a minor league contract.

The Texas Rangers have signed Seung Hwan Oh to a one-year, $2.75 million contract. The Rangers have a club option for Oh for a second-year at $4.5 million.

Tony Clark, Executive Director of MLBPA releases a statement around the high number of free agents left and how several teams are ignoring them as they are focused at being at the bottom of the barrel.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com discusses the possibility of un-signed free agents holding their own spring training.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the signing of Jose Reyes, among other things, in a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

Robert Wolff discusses Todd Frazier and the value that he’ll bring to the Mets.

Richard Staff explains what the Mets’ opening day infield will look like with the acquisition of Todd Frazier.

Joshua Tessler shares what the baseball community said about the Mets’ signing of Todd Frazier.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday to former Met, Endy Chavez!