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Mets Morning News: Getting ready for Opening Day

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

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Meet the Mets

Mickey Callaway’s success as a manager falls on the hands of his pitchers writes Matt Ehalt.

The Mets have the fifth best rotation in baseball according to Fangraphs.

Pitching coach Dave Eiland says the Mets starters need to perform more consistently this season.

Todd Frazier is ready to bring some swagger back to the Mets.

Adrian Gonzalez is already preparing for life after baseball.

Jay Bruce says playing first base is something that isn’t on his radar.

Faith and Fear in Flushing gets ready for the start of the season, previewing the opening series against the Cardinals.

This season, the Mets won’t always wait for the ninth inning to use Jeurys Familia.

Both the Mets and Yankees are ready to give New York the season it deserves.

Mike Puma previews the Mets 2018 season.

Around the National League East

The Marlins finalized their rotation.

The Nationals characters may change every year but their expectations stay the same.

Jake Arrieta feels ready to start the season.

Around Major League Baseball

Jason Werth agreed to a minor league with the Seattle Mariners.

ESPN The Magazine looks at how AJ Hinch became a World Series winning manager.

The Daily News made their 2018 season predictions.

Eno Sarris writes about the life and finances of a minor league baseball player. tells you all you need to know before Opening Day.

A four-man outfield is coming to a ballpark near you writes Buster Olney.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Joshua Tessler looked at the Atlanta Braves upcoming season.

Kory Powell wrote about this most likely being Matt Harvey’s last season with the Mets.

Steve Sypa previewed Luis Guillorme 2018 season.

Matt Varvano looked at ten ways to evaluate Mickey Callaway.

Lukas Vlahos’ part one on the state of the Mets came out.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1976 trade rumors surrounding Tom Seaver came out. A trade that would’ve sent Seaver to the Dodgers never came to fruition but it did play a role in the Mets “Midnight Massacre” in June of 1977.