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Mets Morning News: Gio on the radar?

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

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Meet the Mets

The New York Post reports that Gio Gonzalez is apparently on the Mets’ radar. Gonzalez has traditionally pitched very well at Citi Field.

Gavin Cecchini’s Mets career isn’t quite over after he cleared waivers. He’ll be assigned to Syracuse to start the season.

There’s a charming story in the Post about the relationship between Ron Hunt and one of his biggest fans, Louise Martone Peluso, who died this past week.

The Red Sox had no hesitation about signing Jenrry Mejia, despite his multiple positive tests for PEDs.

Around the National League East

Don’t bring your backpack to a Nationals game next season.

A troubling report in the Washington Post suggests Gabe Kapler may have mishandled a sexual assault case involving Dodgers minor league players and a seventeen year old girl while he was the team’s director of player development back in 2015.

The Washington Nationals won their salary arbitration hearing against Michael Taylor.

Around Major League Baseball

Shohei Ohtani will not be ready to play on Opening Day.

Matt Davidson signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers.

Player movement has been dropping in MLB since 2004, and is now at its lowest level since the mid 1990’s.

Luke Hagerty is making an epic comeback.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa finished his countdown of the Top 25 Mets prospects for 2019 with Peter Alonso.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio, so check it out!

This Date in Mets History

Johan Santana signed with the Mets on this date in 2008.