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Meet the Mets

Zack Wheeler is impressing Mets brass this spring, but his final couple of weeks in spring training will decide whether he starts the season in the rotation, the bullpen, or Las Vegas.

First baseman Adrian Gonzalez tells Mike Puma of the Post that he’s working on things and not too concerned about his spring stats. And he says he got a good deal from the Dodgers to waive his no-trade clause.

Gerson Bautista is determined to make it to the majors this season with his hard-throwing style.

Dave Eiland wants the Mets to lead the league in hit batters, or at least to throw inside more.

Tim Tebow has earned the respect of a lot of his teammates.

Anthony DiComo took another shot at predicting the Mets’ Opening Day roster.

Around the National League East

Tommy Hunter helped push Jake Arrieta to sign with the Phillies.

Federal Baseball had the highlights from Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo’s interview with Buster Olney.

Around Major League Baseball

Neil Walker finally found a home, signing a one-year deal with the Yankees.

The Houston Astros visited the White House. Notably absent were Puerto Rican stars Carlos Beltran and Carlos Correa.

Taijuan Walker of the Diamondbacks served free homemade tacos to fans and teammates out of a custom taco truck before Monday’s Diamondbacks game.

The Orioles are going to run a promotion that will allow families to take two young kids to games for free in the upper deck for every adult ticket they purchase.

Joel Sherman asks if the Dodgers, who have been good for the past several years, will win it all this year.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Sypa previewed Jacob Rhame’s season.

Linda Surovich argues that Brandon Nimmo has done enough to prove he deserves to be the Mets’ opening day starter in center field.

This Date in Mets History

Johan Santana turns 39 today, and in a different world, could have been heading into the last year or two of a Hall of Fame career.