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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom’s agents arrive in camp, Jed Lowrie receives positive news

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom’s agents have arrived in Port St. Lucie and they are expected to meet with the front office.

Jed Lowrie’s MRI revealed no significant damage to his knee but the Mets will take it slow with the infielder.

With both Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo in the bullpen, Mickey Callway believes the Mets don’t necessarily need another lefty in the bullpen.

Despite not needing another lefty, the Mets do have options if they would like another southpaw in the pen.

So far Callaway has been impressed with the defensive strides Pete Alonso has made in camp.

Brodie Van Wagenen wants to maintain a close relationship with the players but can that create tension within the clubhouse?

Finally healthy, prospect Anthony Kay is hoping to follow in Steven Matz’s shoes and one day join him in the rotation.

Quite a few Mets made Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Players of 2019 list.

Say cheese! It was picture day in Port St. Lucie.

Around the National League East

Fish Stripes wrote about what to expect from Peter O’Brien this season. He should also expect to be booed at Citi Field in perpetuity.

The Good Phight presented both sides of why the Phillies should and should not sign Bryce Harper.

Adam Eaton is fully recovered from his ankle surgery and hopes to stay healthy and productive for the Nationals this season.

Around Major League Baseball

Baseball mourned the sudden passing of Boston Globe reporter Nick Cafardo who covered the Red Sox for nearly forty years.

The Major League Baseball Players Union is supporting the New Era workers who will lose their jobs if the company closes its factory located in Western New York.

One factor that could be contributed to the perceived pace of play problem is the amount of balls that are being fouled off instead of being put into play.

The Padres officially announced the Manny Machado signing and they still have interest in acquiring Harper as well.

Both Machado and Harper are fantastic players, but Mike Trout is still better than both of them combined.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague took a look at what could be reasonably expected from Yoenis Cespedes this season.

The latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio is up where they discussed Manny Machado, Adeiny Hechavarria, and what players they like this spring.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday J.J. Putz!