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Mets Morning News: A New York Mets guide to dodging arbitration

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MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets spent the day deftly avoiding arbitration with their eligible players.

Jacob deGrom got a record $10 million pay increase for the year.

Noah Syndergaard also did well, and will earn more than double what he did last season.

Fangraphs tried to get their head around how Jed Lowrie fits into the Mets’ crowded infield.

Chili Davis has a very different approach to hitting than recent Mets hitting coaches.

Around the National League East

The Braves have hired Dana Brown to oversee their scouting department.

The Marlins avoided arbitration with J.T. Realmuto.

Aaron Nola and the Phillies look to be headed to arbitration after they couldn’t come to terms.

The Nationals avoided arbitration with Trea Turner and Anthony Rendon, but didn’t announce deals for a couple of arbitration-eligible players.

Around Major League Baseball

Russell Martin returned to the Dodgers via a trade from the Blue Jays.

Arbitration might be a little different this winter if a Ken Rosenthal prediction about teams engaging in a “file and trial” strategy turns out to be true.

The Cubs signed Addison Russell for below market value. Russell was suspended last season after graphic domestic abuse allegations emerged about him.

The Yankees were unable to come to terms with Luis Severino and look to be headed to arbitration with him.

Ken Davidoff thinks the Yankees made the right call by passing on Manny Machado and signing DJ LeMahieu.

Leonys Martin is happy to be alive after nearly dying due to a bacterial infection last season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Jack McLoone had the rundown on the Mets’ newest acquisition Jed Lowrie.

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2019.

Maggie Wiggin took a crack at figuring out what the Mets should do with their surplus of infielders.

This Date in Mets History

Former Met Rickey Henderson made it into the Hall of Fame on this date in 2009.