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Mets Morning News: Alonso shoots for the first base job while the White Sox shoot each other

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

San Francisco Giants v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Peter Alonso expressed his desire to be the Mets’ first baseman come Opening Day.

MLB Network named Michael Conforto the eighth best left fielder in baseball right now.

Richard Justice listed Bryce Harper coming to Queens as one of the seven moves that can shake things up going into 2019.

Around the National League East

The Washington Post continued their somber saga on Micah Bowie’s fight for his life.

The Good Phight looked at how bad the Phillies’ Ryne Sandberg trade really was.

Around Major League Baseball

The White Sox’ director of amateur scouting, Nick Hostetler, announced that scouts who comp prospects to Hall of Famers get shot with a Nerf gun.

Whit Merrifield signed an extension with the Royals for four years and $16.25 million.

MLB Pipeline looked at the best individual tools from their top 100 prospects list.

Buster Olney wrote about how Paul Goldschmidt’s impending free agency can be used to gauge the state of baseball’s free agent market. ($)

After accepting his National League MVP Award, Christian Yelich looked back on an eventful 2018.

The Dodgers President, Stan Kasten, made some controversial comments about his team’s resistance to spending over the luxury tax and an overall slow offseason.

Peter Magowan, the man who kept the Giants in San Francisco, died at age 76.

This Date in Mets History

January 28th is a great day for the Mets and men that produce hits as they drafted Ken Singleton on this date in 1967 and announced that Garth Brooks would join the team for spring training on this date in 2000.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Our resident transaction grader, Lukas Vlahos, gave his take on the Justin Wilson signing.