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Mets Morning News: The $137 million man

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets and Jacob deGrom have come to terms on a $137.5 million extension that will keep deGrom with the Mets through 2023.

The Mets also signed Rene Rivera to a contract. Rivera will back up Wilson Ramos due to the unavailability of a very unhappy Devin Mesoraco.

The Mets won their final game of spring training, beating the Orioles by a score of 9-7.

Pete Alonso is looking forward to starting the season with the Mets.

Todd Frazier said the Mets’ players have Noah Syndergaard’s back, following his outspoken comments about the team’s travel schedule.

Speaking of which, the Mets’ plane was delayed on the tarmac for three hours last night.

The Mets are honoring their season ticket holders by including all their names on the top of the dugout at Citi Field.

Mickey Callaway spoke out in remembrance of Marty Noble.

Around the National League East

The Marlins hired a few former players to be team ambassadors.

The Nationals took down the Yankees in their final game of spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

Mike Trout said watching this offseason’s free agents struggle to land deals sent up a red flag for him.

MLB’s average salary looks like it will drop for the second straight year.

Giants CEO Larry Baer will be suspended from the team through July 1, following a domestic abuse incident last month.

Manny Machado doesn’t want to be the bad guy anymore.

MLB’s three batter minimum rule for relievers might spell the doom of the lefty specialist.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague says the Mets’ season once again hinges on its talented core of starters.

Lukas Vlahos previewed Tyler Bashlor’s season.

Nicholas Schreiber previewed the season for Justin Wilson.

This week’s Amazin’ Avenue Audio introduced A Pod of Their Own.

This Date in Mets History

Mackey Sasser came to the Mets on this date in 1988.