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Mets Morning News: deGrom’s desires

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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

Jacob deGrom is setting his sights high for 2018, aiming for a second consecutive 200-inning season, a Cy Young Award, and a World Series title.

If Adrian Gonzalez wins the starting gig at first base, the Mets will have five everyday players in their 30s, which doesn’t bode well according to analytics.

Mets legend Buddy Harrelson detailed his battle with Alzheimer’s following a recent diagnosis.

Tim Tebow isn’t yet in Mets camp because he’s busy making the talk-show rounds, where he announced his goal to reach the majors one day.

NJ.com’s Abbey Mastracco previewed all the Mets infielders and catchers at spring training.

Around the National League East

Following the Mets’ opting for Todd Frazier over Eduardo Nunez, the Braves seem poised to ink the latter to a deal.

At Derek Jeter’s command, Marlins employees are no longer allowed to use the word “rebuild.”

The folks at the Good Phight, still riding a wave of football jubilation, compared the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles to the 2018 Phillies.

Around the Majors

The MLBPA will host its own spring training for unsigned players. Agent Scott Boras’ players won’t attend the camp, and instead will hold their own as well.

The Twins have reportedly made a bid for free agent hurler Yu Darvish.

Despite a multitude of adjustments made over the course of his professional career, Neil Walker has managed to remain one of baseball’s most consistent players.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Zack Wheeler won his arbitration case, earning $1.9 million in 2018 after the Mets offered $1.5 million.

Look for the Mets to add a second-tier free agent starter rather than Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn.

SNY dropped their spring training schedule, which you can find here.

You know you want this Todd “The Toddfather” Frazier shirt.

This Date in Mets History

Pop champagne and leg out a dribbler to first base: It’s Mookie Wilson’s birthday!