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Mets Morning News: From Jerry, with love

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets signed infielder Danny Espinosa to a minor league deal. While Espinosa hasn’t achieved much in the majors, he provides more depth for the Mets in the infield.

Jerry Blevins posted a heartfelt farewell and thank you to Mets fans, as he makes his way to Oakland for the 2019 season.

Zack Wheeler is ready to prove that last year wasn’t a fluke.

The Mets could be headed to London for a showdown with the Nationals next season.

Would Jacob deGrom give the Mets a hometown discount?

SNY had five intriguing storylines for the Mets heading into spring training.

Around the National League East

The Braves will be doing some musical chairs with jersey numbers before this season.

Thieves are stealing residential parking passes from cars around the Nationals’ stadium.

Sam Miller of ESPN points out the sad statistic that of the top 25 Marlins players by fWAR in team history, 23 were traded away, often during their primes. The other two were A.J. Burnett, who left as a free agent, and Jose Fernandez.

Around Major League Baseball

The Giants may have jumped into the Bryce Harper chase.

Trevor Bauer and the Indians are back in salary arbitration for the second year in a row.

Baseball owners are bullish on the league’s bid to buy the Fox regional sports networks being sold off in the studio’s deal with Disney.

An NL DH might be coming, but not until at least 2022.

Is pitch tunneling the next big thing in baseball?

Nick Francona is still mad at MLB for the way he was treated.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kenneth Lavin introduced you to new Mets player Justin Wilson.

Jack McLoone made the case for the Mets signing Ervin Santana.

Lukas Vlahos looked at what an NL DH might mean for the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Mookie Wilson, who turns 63 today!