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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom still open to signing an extension

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom met with the media and discussed his desire to stay with the Mets long term. If the team does not lock him up, the reigning Cy Young winner will consider what is best for himself and perhaps cap his workload this season.

He is using what little leverage he has to get an extension, but who really has the leverage in this situation (paywall alert)?

Jacob deGrom seems content to let this play out in the public eye and that puts the team in an awkward situation.

There is nothing left for the ace to prove, so what exactly are the Mets waiting for?

deGrom’s Cy Young was damaged when it was shipped to Florida and had to be sent for repairs.

Devin Mesoraco helped contribute to deGrom’s brilliant season and he is happy to be working with the Mets’ pitching staff again.

Jeff McNeil will see time primarily in left field with Brandon Nimmo sliding over to center and Michael Conforto in right.

The Mets should know by early next week if they will remain in Port St. Lucie or if they will seek new accommodations.

Former Mets radio announcer Josh Lewin will be broadcasting both Red Sox and Padres games this year.

Around the National League East

Bravesfans are upset with how the offseason has gone considering the money they can afford to spend and how the other competitors in the NL East have built up their teams.

The Marlins named Jose Urena as their Opening Day starter.

Max Scherzer discussed a variety of topics as the start of spring training gets underway but he sees tough competition in the National League East this season (paywall alert).

Around Major League Baseball

The Twins locked up both Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco with five-year deals.

Manny Machado met with the Padres last week but there is still no indication that the superstar is close to making a decision.

Matt Harvey will be out for at least ten days after straining his glute.

Even though this offseaon has been disappointing, the 2019 season has the potential to be an exciting one.

After suffering a brain aneurysm last year, Danny Farquhar has a new custom made hat to protect his head.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis wrote about five spring training storylines to watch for the next two months.

Brian and Chris talked about the start of spring training on the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2011, the Mets re-signed Jason Isringhausen twelve years after he last threw a pitch for them.