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Mets Morning News: Jedi order

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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

The Mets have reportedly signed infielder Jed Lowrie to a two-year deal worth $20 million. This move gives the team more depth and flexibility in their infield.

Lowrie was not the only signing for the day. They also signed reliever Luis Avilan to a minor league deal.

Jacob deGrom is still open to signing an extension but it might have to wait until after arbitration gets settled.

The Mets have already made quite a few moves this offseason, so what do they still need to do before the season begins?

Congratulations to Tim Tebow who got engaged to his girlfriend Demi Leigh Nel-Peters.

Around the National League East

The Braves are reportedly interested in signing free agent A.J. Pollock.

There are six teams that are still in the running to trade for catcher J.T. Realmuto.

The Phillies are hiring Bobby Dickerson as a coach. Dickerson has had a close relationship to Manny Machado in the past.

The Nationals reportedly signed Brian Dozier to a one-year deal worth $9 million.

Around Major League Baseball

The Mariners signed reliever Cory Gearrin to a one-year deal.

The Blue Jays signed David Phelps also to a one-year contract.

The arbitration process could get crazy this year with many stars due for significant raises.

The Brewers were willing to stretch their budget a bit in order to sign catcher Yasmani Grandal to a one-year deal.

Grandal took a one-year deal but he is really worth so much more than that.

Will Middlebrooks will reportedly retire from playing baseball.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Adrian Hernandez came in at number eighteen on Steve Sypa’s prospect list.

Vasilis Drimalitis took a look at the Mets’ payroll now that David Wright has been released.

This Date in Mets History

The DH was formally adopted by the American League on this date in 1973. The first Met to ever serve as the team’s designated hitter was Danny Heep whose initials are DH.