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Meet the Mets

Wilmer Flores is officially not coming back to the Mets after signing a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks.

Dwight Gooden shared his memories of Mel Stottlemyre with the New York Post.

Anthony DiComo took a look at the Mets’ bullpen for 2019.

Around the National League East

Johan Camargo is willing to play whatever position the Braves need him at this season.

The Phillies and Aaron Nola appear to be headed to arbitration.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees and Reds officially completed the Sonny Gray trade they’d been talking about all weekend.

Edgar Martinez is hopeful that his wait for the Hall of Fame will finally be over this week.

Kevin Kernan hopes writers do the right thing and unanimously elect Mariano Rivera to the Hall.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina hopes to be back on the field in March after rehabbing his surgically repaired knee.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague picked her potential breakout talents for the 2019 Mets.

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

This Date in Mets History

Bernard Gilkey came to the Mets via trade on this date in 1996. He promptly had a monstrous season for the Mets before crashing back to earth the next year.