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Mets Morning News: Mets have quite a few roster decisions to make

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have decisions to make regarding Devin Mesoraco, Luis Avilan, Adeiny Hechavarria, and Rajai Davis. With the upward mobility clauses in their contracts, they can go to another team that is interested and can give them a major league spot.

Zack Wheeler had a strong showing in a minor league game as he looks forward to being on the major league roster this season.

Manager Mickey Callaway is seriously considering bringing both Dominic Smith and Pete Alonso north for the start of the season.

Alonso once suffered a broken nose in college and refused to miss any games due to the injury.

With only a week to go before Opening Day, the Mets have other roster decisions to make besides the first base spot.

Alonso and Andres Gimenez and clearly the Mets’ top prospects, but they do have some intriguing players at the lower levels in their system.

Prospect Anthony Kay hopes to follow in Steven Matz’s footsteps as he tries to make his way to the majors.

Even though he has a different role in the organization, David Wright still wants to help the team succeed.

Around the National League East

Sean Newcomb had another shaky outing in the Braves’ win over the Blue Jays. Atlanta optioned pitcher Mike Soroka to Triple-A.

The Marlins won their tenth in a row with a 7-1 victory over the Nationals.

Anthony Rendon reportedly turned down an extension offer from Washington and discussions are currently at a standstill.

Around Major League Baseball

The Mariners and Athletics put on quite a show in the season opener played in the Tokyo Dome in Japan. Yusei Kikuchi made his big league debut for Seattle in today’s game in his home country.

Ichiro Suzuki is expected to officially announce his retirement after the conclusion of today’s game.

The White Sox have reportedly signed prospect Eloy Jimenez to an extension of at least six years.

Talks between unsigned reliever Craig Kimbrel and the Brewers have reportedly picked up steam.

The minor league deal Gio Gonzalez signed with the Yankees is reportedly the only offer he received all offseason.

Amazon Prime has added MLB.tv to its Video Channel service where prime members will be able to stream games for a fee.

Fangraphs has now added catcher framing to their WAR calculations.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Don’t miss our next AARGH which will be taking place on March 30.

Michael Drago wondered if David Peterson will see action with the big league club this season.

In Episode 315 Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Brian chats with author Chris Donnelly about his new book Doc, Donnie, The Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York’s Baseball Soul.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Shawon Dunston!