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

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Meet the Mets

Andres Gimenez was named the shortstop on MLB Pipeline’s All-Defense Team.

Mr. Met went north of the border to bust a move and celebrate the Montreal Expos mascot, Youppi’s, 40th birthday

Andy Martino crushed some dreams by declaring that the Mets are still not in on Manny Machado or Bryce Harper.

Around the National League East

The Phillies’ meeting with Bryce Harper went well enough that their focus might have shifted away from Manny Machado and towards Harper, Todd Zoleki reports.

According to Jamal Collier, it appears that the Nationals will not be adding to their rotation between now and the start of the season.

To make room for Brian Dozier, the Nationals designated Matt Reynolds for assignment.

Around Major League Baseball

The Oakland Athletics are working towards a major league contract that would bring Kyler Murray into their organization and out of the NFL Draft. Such a deal would require MLB to waive a rule barring major league contracts for recent draftees.

With Kyler Murray’s decision ruling the day, Joe Mauer, Matt Holliday, and Brian Jordan discuss their choice to play baseball over football with Ken Rosenthal.

The Chicago White Sox have given Manny Machado an eight-year contract offer and might be willing to go further to bring him to the Windy City.

Evan Grant reports that the Rangers are on the lookout for a third baseman to shore up their infield after Adrian Beltre’s retirement.

The Angels and the city of Anaheim should be able to come to an agreement and extend their stadium lease to keep the team at Angel Stadium.

David Singh looks at how Vladimir Guerrero Jr. can live, thrive, and survive in the spotlight that his talent has created.

This Date in Mets History

Everyone’s favorite finger-lickin’ starter, Mike Pelfrey, celebrates his 35th birthday today.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis covered the Mets’ successful round of contract agreements to avoid arbitration with some of their best players.

Lukas Vlahos handed down his grade of the recently-acquired Jed Lowrie.