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Mets Morning News: Market for Wheeler is heating up

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Meet the Mets

The market for free agent Zack Wheeler is heating up. As of now, the Mets have not been linked to any rumors pertaining to Wheeler. Jon Heyman is reporting Wheeler is the White Sox top target.

Ken Rosenthal writes that Wheeler will go for $100 million plus.

Deesha Thosar does not think Jed Lowrie deserves a second chance with the Mets.

For the second straight season, Jacob deGrom showed baseball why the win is not the best way to measure the performance of a pitcher.

Anthony DiComo looks at the pros and cons of the Mets trading for Josh Hader.

Tim Britton analyzes how the Mets can compete without exceeding the competitive-balance tax threshold.

Joel Sherman writes that recent non-tenders allows for the Mets to potentially fill some holes without spending too much money.

Around the National League East

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo was named Baseball America’s Executive of the Year.

The Phillies have a lot of vacancies to fill after non-tendering Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco.

Stephen Strasburg is drawing interest from the Yankees and Dodgers.

The Marlins are seeking more upgrades on offense.

Around Major League Baseball

Bleed Cubbie Blue offered some final thoughts after the Cubs non-tendered Addison Russell.

David Roth looks at how the Astros cheated their way to a championship.

Jeff Passan looks at the list of players who could potentially be dealt away this offseason.

Streaming rights wars are coming soon to Major League Baseball.

The salary dump of Jonathan Villar shows a problem with MLB.

MLB.com runs down where the top free agents stand right now.

The Yankees are said to be ‘all in’ on Gerrit Cole.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos looks at which non-tendered players the Mets should target.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Carlos Gomez!