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Mets Morning News: Honors for The Franchise

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Meet the Mets

Citi Field will be undergoing an address change. To honor Tom Seaver, the Mets will now play on 41 Seaver Way to forever cement The Franchise’s legacy with the team. The organization also plans to build a statue with Seaver’s likeness that should be ready by next season.

Seaver’s former teammates talked about some of the memories they have of Seaver and what it was like to play with him.

In addition to honoring Seaver, the 1969 Mets will have their own exhibit at the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum.

After a couple of days off, the Mets got back to work and defeated the Marlins 6-0.

Brandon Nimmo did most of the damage against Miami with two home runs. After a slow start to spring, the outfielder is ready to lead off against the Nationals next week.

Travis d’Arnaud still has some hurdles to clear before Opening Day, and there is a chance he ends up on the injured list when the season starts.

Both Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier will most likely miss the start of the season, although Frazier might be back sooner than Lowrie.

With the injuries to the two infielders, J.D. Davis could potentially be more than a bench piece when the Mets fill out their roster for the season’s opener.

The Mets unveiled some of the delicious new foods that can be found at Citi Field this year, as well as the fun giveaways.

Robinson Cano was lucky enough to play with Ichiro Suzuki and he believes that Ichiro is one of the best to ever play the game.

Jessica Mendoza talked about her new role with the Mets and she discussed how she will balance it with her job as an analyst with ESPN.

Around the National League East

The Braves outrighted reliever Sam Freeman to Triple-A. Kyle Wright did not make it out of the first inning as the Rays pummeled Atlanta.

Although Ichiro’s time with the Marlins was brief, Fish Stripes remembered his remarkable career. Miami purchased the contract of Curtis Granderson which means he will be on the roster on Opening Day.

Jeremy Hellickson and the Nationals defeated the Cardinals 7-1.

Around Major League Baseball

Ichiro Suzuki received an emotional farewell in Tokyo as he walked off the field as a baseball player for a final time. Ichiro was a pioneer who is undoubtedly destined for the Hall of Fame and will be remembered as one of the all-time greats.

Yusei Kikuchi was solid in his big league debut for the Mariners, and the team eventually emerged victorious after twelve innings and alot of emotions.

In an offseason full of extensions, even more were signed. Paul Goldschmidt reportedly agreed to a five-year deal worth $130 million with the Cardinals, and reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell signed a five-year deal worth $50 million with the Rays.

Reliever Corey Knebel has been pitching with a partial tear in his UCL, and he will go for a second opinion to see what the next step will be.

Players can learn alot about themselves with wearable technology, but who exactly is entitled to the data this technology provides (paywall alert)?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague wrote about the Mets’ plans to honor Tom Seaver.

Brian Salvatore thinks the happiest man in baseball will be an important piece to the Mets’ offense this season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1962, the Mets and Yankees squared off the first time in a spring training game. The Mets won in walk-off fashion in front of a nearly sold-out crowd.