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Mets Morning News: Mets remain quiet as the market warms

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

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Meet the Mets

Beloved former Met Ed Kranepool continues to wait for a kidney transplant but he is trying to remain positive.

Both Kranepool and Art Shamsky are looking forward to the upcoming festivities honoring the 1969 team and they both would like to see Gil Hodges in the Hall of Fame.

There was more to the story after Peter O’Brien caught the ball for David Wright’s final at-bat.

Pitching coach Dave Eiland will continue to push his staff to get better this season and he believes they can help carry the team to a championship.

Former Mets pitching coach Rick Down passed away at the age of 68.

Ex-Met Danny Muno is taking on a new role for the Tacoma Rainiers.

Around the National League East

The Braves fired scouting director Brian Bridges and the senior advisor to to amateur scouting Roy Clark.

The Marlins will have a clearer picture of where their payroll stands once they settle with all of their arbitration eligible players.

Waiting for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper to sign can be agonizing for the fans of the teams interested in the superstars.

Both the Phillies and Nationals remain interested in Bryce Harper.

Around Major League Baseball

Yasmani Grandal has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers.

Despite being drafted by Oakland, Heisman winner Kyler Murray is expected to declare for the NFL draft this week.

AT&T Park will undergo a name change and the Giants will now play in Oracle Park.

Lefty reliever Will Smith could be a good get for a team looking to add to their bullpen.

The Rangers signed Shelby Miller to a one-year deal worth $2 million.

Pitcher Jaime Garcia is reportedly retiring after spending ten years in the league.

Former Cardinal Chris Duncan is continuing his fight against brain cancer and had to take a leave of absence from his radio show.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the top twenty-five prospects and number nineteen was Stanley Consuegra.

Allison McCague is trying to find the Mets a swingman for their bullpen.

This Date in Mets History

After being drafted in 2005 in the first round, the Mets signed Mike Pelfrey to a four-year deal worth $5.25 million on this date in 2006.