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Mets Morning News: Mel Stottlemyre passes away

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

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Meet the Mets

Mel Stottlemyre, who spent over a decade as the Mets’ pitching coach in between stints with the Yankees, died on Monday at the age of 77.

Anthony DiComo took a look at the Mets’ pitching staff for 2019 as it stands now.

The Columbia Fireflies have renamed their ballpark Segra Park, after getting a new sponsor.

Around the National League East

The Braves will apparently be unveiling “refreshed” uniforms this weekend.

Victor Victor Mesa got his first on-field action in for the Marlins on Monday.

Brian Dozier’s deal with the Nationals includes $2 million in deferred payments.

Around Major League Baseball

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean he’s spurning the Athletics just yet.

As rumors of collusion swirl, The Ringer wonders if a strike is the only thing that can fix baseball.

Deadspin doesn’t think collusion is needed to drive down salaries, the sheer economics of a baseball world in which ballpark attendance means less than ever may be to blame.

Which teams have upgraded the most at each position? And what surprising position did the Mets win at?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued to count down the Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2019.

This Date in Mets History

Jason Isringhausen re-signed with the Mets on this date in 2011, and played a mediocre season for the team before heading off into the sunset after one last season with the Angels.