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Mets Morning News: Sandy Alderson is cancer-free, Wright surprises NYIT baseball

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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

Sandy Alderson spoke at the BBWAA awards dinner, after he won the You Gotta’ Have Heart Award. He revealed that he has been cancer-free for four months and said he’s “waiting for Machado and Harper to sign.”

David Wright surprised the NYIT baseball and softball teams at practice on Friday, giving out pointers and advice.

Matt Ehalt takes a look at the Mets’ roster position by position, breaking down where they should buy, where they should sell, and where they should stand pat.

Kyle Morello argues that the depth of the Mets’ 2019 roster is similar to the NL Champion 2015 Mets roster.

Todd Frazier took a shot at a popular New Jersey radio host on Twitter.

Around the National League East

The Braves have the system in the National League East with the most Top 100 prospects by far, with eight cracking MLB Pipeline’s list.

The Nationals have signed shortstop Luis Sardiñas to a minor league deal.

Federal Baseball reviews Davey Martinez’s first season as Nats’ skipper.

The Marlins want Francisco Mejia from the Padres in return from J.T. Realmuto.

Rick Soisson thinks Scott Kingery may be due for a breakout year for the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list is now available. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is their number one prospect and the Mets have two prospects on the list, with Peter Alonso checking in at #51 and Andres Giminez at #58.

Ken Davidoff declares his offseason winners. The Mets are among them.

The Padres have expressed interest in arranging a face-to-face meeting with Manny Machado.

Which team is the best fit for Craig Kimbrel? Ron Darling and Eric Byrnes each gave their take.

The Cardinals are hoping to extend Paul Goldschmidt, who they recently acquired in trade.

Could the Astros bring back both Dallas Keuchel and Marwin Gonzalez? Owner Jim Crane said on Friday, “maybe something will work out there.”

Crane also said that the free agency market is “very similar to last year” and declared long-term deals like the type of contracts Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are seeking dead.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane took a look at the Mets’ depth and posited that the roster may not be quite as deep as Brodie Van Wagenen is insisting it is.

This Date in Mets History

January 27th is a rather uneventful day in Mets history, but it’s Angel Berroa’s birthday and he played a whole 14 games for the Mets in 2009.