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Mets Morning News: Man of deHour

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom is staying in Flushing until 2024 after agreeing to a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension with the Mets. Ken Rosenthal reported that as recently as Saturday, the Mets offer to deGrom was a three-year extension worth $88 million.

Many Mets’ fans had the same reaction as Deadspin writer David Roth upon hearing the news of the contract extension.

John Harper writes that with getting the deal done, Brodie Van Wagenen avoids coming off looking like a phony.

Wallace Matthews thinks deGrom’s extension could be the start of a new era while Tim Britton writes that the deal signals the Mets are all in. Joel Sherman says it is a gamble the team had to take.

The New York Post looks at how deGrom’s extension compares to other contracts given out in the last few weeks.

Tim Healey looks at what deGrom can do for an encore after a phenomenal 2018 season.

In their NL East preview, the New York Post has the Mets coming in third in the division.

A few days after saying he wasn’t looking forward to the Mets trip to Syracuse, Noah Syndergaard was able to win over the crowd on Tuesday.

Without Yoenis Cespedes in the picture, who is the Mets’ slugger?

Kyle Dowdy’s Mets’ career lasted about three and a half months as he was claimed off of waivers by the Rangers.

Around the National League East

Bryce Harper is looking forward to his first at-bat on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

The Nationals’ opening day roster is beginning to take shape after the team sent Adrian Sanchez and Austen Williams to Triple-A.

Josh Tomlin is one of the unlikely players to make the Braves’ opening day roster.

Fish Stripes looks at some of the winners and losers of Marlins spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

Jacob deGrom wasn’t the only pitcher on Tuesday to sign a contract extension as Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks signed a four-year extension with the team.

Steven Souza Jr. will miss the entirety of the 2019 season after suffering multiple tears in his left knee.

Top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. will be on the Padres opening day roster.

Larry Baer, Giants CEO, was suspended without pay until July. Baer has been on a leave of absence from the team since March 4th.

The Athletic’s 2019 MLB poll included questions on who’s the best, the most overrated, and most desirable managers.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The final King of Spring Training poll is out!

David Capobianco previewed Paul Sewald’s 2019 season.

Linda Surovich writes that the Mets’ outfield in 2019 should be one of their strengths.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to the happiest man in all of baseball, Brandon Nimmo!