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Mets Morning News: Mets set to start Grapefruit League play without Nimmo and Lowrie

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Meet the Mets

Brandon Nimmo and Jed Lowrie remain sidelined as the Mets begin Grapefruit League play today.

The 1969 Mets are on a mission to get Gil Hodges into the Hall of Fame.

Think the Mets need more rotation depth? They’re apparently satisfied with what they’ve got.

The Mets are trying out some new training methods in camp this year.

Cleon Jones cleared up a fifty year old mystery surrounding him and Gil Hodges.

Hector Santiago is the forgotten former All Star on this year’s Mets team.

Around the National League East

Braves prospect Mike Soroka was shut down in camp after experiencing shoulder soreness.

Bryce Harper and the Nationals are apparently never, ever, ever getting back together. At least, probably not.

Harper was in Las Vegas meeting with the owner of the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball

A twenty second pitch clock is coming to spring training, and a regular season pitch clock may not be far behind.

Clayton Kershaw is apparently not able to throw due to an unknown arm issue.

Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a two-year deal.

The Yankees were busy getting hypnotized during spring training.

Meanwhile, Ken Davidoff thinks Yankee fans could use some hypnosis to get them to stop talking about George Steinbrenner.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Fallow brought you the latest on Jed Lowrie’s knee injury.

Allison McCague delivered the season preview for Zack Wheeler.

Richard Staff wants you to know that baseball players aren’t greedy.

This Date in Mets History

It’s Bobby Bonilla’s birthday today. The Mets will continue giving him a present every year until 2035.