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Mets Morning News: Ricco gets a new role, Mejia gets a second chance

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

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Meet the Mets

Assistant GM John Ricco will be transitioning into a new role within the organization focusing on baseball and business operations.

A healthy Michael Conforto is looking to extend his new hitting mantra to the whole team in 2019.

Brodie Van Wagenen is using social media in a way most executives have not.

Around the National League East

After having wrist surgery, the Braves are hoping Dansby Swanson can improve his offense this season.

The Nationals hired Jack McKeion as a senior adviser.

The Marlins and former Met Neil Walker agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Jimmy Rollins is returning to the Phillies as a special adviser.

Around Major League Baseball

Former Mets GM Sandy Alderson is returning to baseball as he will be the senior adviser to baseball operations for the A’s.

Jenrry Mejia is getting his second chance as he agreed to a minor league deal with the Red Sox.

The Blue Jays signed Freddy Galvis to a one-year deal.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo signed a two-year extension on Tuesday that will keep him manager through the 2021 season.

Fangraphs looks at a way to fix baseball’s arbitration system.

Grant Brisbee looks at the unwritten rules of being a baseball fan.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague writes that signing Dallas Keuchel would put the Mets over the top.

Coming in at number four on Steve Sypa’s Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2019 was David Peterson.

Linda Surovich recapped the BBWAA dinner.

This Date in Mets History

Happy 76th birthday to former Mets manager and World Series champion Davey Johnson!