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Mets Morning News: We’ve had one, yes. But what about second second baseman?

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

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Meet the Mets

Anthony DiComo answered fan questions yesterday for MLB.com. He does not foresee the Mets making a run at Bryce Harper, but does foresee Zack Wheeler being a potential breakout candidate in 2019. He also discusses the role of Jeff McNeil going forward and more.

Jacob deGrom’s record-setting raise is an “interim step” toward an extension, which the Mets continue to say is a priority.

Devan Fink praised the Mets for ignoring positional fit when it came to the Jed Lowrie signing over at Beyond the Box Score.

Matt Ehalt gave us his projected Opening Day lineup for the Mets, where Lowrie slots into the second position in the batting order.

It is well-known that new Mets acquisition J.D. Davis can pitch and Eno Sarris reports that the Mets are considering using him as a two-way player.

MLB Network counted down the ten best second basemen in the game right now. The Mets have the second-best. And the fourth-best!

Around the National League East

The Phillies emerged from their meeting with Bryce Harperoptimistic” about their chances to sign either him or Manny Machado.

Should the Braves take a chance on A.J. Pollock for a one-year, high AAV deal? Mark Bowman of MLB.com weighs in.

Federal Baseball has a positive view of the Brian Dozier signing for the Nationals.

The Nationals failed to agree to terms with Kyle Barraclough and Michael A. Taylor, with very small gaps between them in each case.

The Marlins were also reportedly interested in D.J. LeMahieu before he was signed by the Yankees.

Around Major League Baseball

Are salary caps and floors the answer to baseball’s slow-moving markets? Ken Davidoff thinks so.

The Indians have been in contact with the Padres regarding a possible Corey Kluber trade, but the Padres don’t want to give up any of their top five prospects.

The Blue Jays signed David Phelps to a one-year contract with a club option for 2020.

Jenifer Langosch explores the possibility of Marwin Gonzalez becoming a Cardinal.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos graded the Keon Broxton, J.D. Davis, and Kevin Plawecki trades.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Kevin Mitchell, the man who scored the game-tying run on a wild pitch in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.