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Mets Morning News: Todd Frazier ready to move around the infield

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

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Meet the Mets

Todd Frazier is ready to become more versatile for the Mets now that they signed Jed Lowrie.

Travis d’Arnaud is also willing to learn a new position and is determined to stay healthy this season.

Edwin Diaz and Jeurys Familia combine to make a strong back end of the bullpen, but they are also relying heavily on some young, unproven arms to round out the rest of the bullpen.

New Met J.D. Davis is willing to become a two-way player for his new organization.

Both Peter Alonso and Andres Gimenez made Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Prospects list. Gimenez is also ranked as the seventh-best shortstop on MLB Pipeline’s prospects list.

Mike Piazza was the last Met to be inducted into the Hall of Fame but it might be awhile before another Met gets enshrined into Cooperstown (paywall alert).

Around the National League East

Nick Markakis taking a pay cut to stay with the Braves is a dangerous game to play especially with the way the market has been shaping up the past few seasons. The Braves had eight prospects on Baseball Prospectus’ prospect list.

Fish Stripes sat down for an interview with Marlins’ play-by-play man Paul Severino and he discussed his first year with Miami.

Roy Halladay was beloved in Philadelphia and produced many great moments for the Phillies, but out of respect for both the Phillies and Blue Jays he will be enshrined in Cooperstown with a blank hat.

Manager Davey Martinez would like to see his team use the middle of the field more, a skill Juan Soto already seems to be utilizing.

Around Major League Baseball

The newest members of the Hall of Fame met with the media to discuss their careers and what this honor means to them.

The Padres have reportedly checked-in on free agent superstars Manny Machado and Bryce Harper.

The Giants signed pitcher Drew Pomeranz to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.

Minor leaguers are already insanely underpaid, and now baseball is trying to get exempted from paying them minimum wage.

There are some new analytics and stats that fans should familiarize themselves with ahead of the 2019 season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Michael Drago wrote about how Brodie Van Wagenen envisions Jeff McNeil’s usage this season.

Franklyn Kilome came in at number nine on Steve Sypa’s prospect list.

This Date in Mets History

After buying the team on January 22, 1980, Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday were hailed as saviors two days later for purchasing the team from the DeRoulet family.