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Mets Morning News: A sad day for The Franchise

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

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Meet the Mets

Tom Seaver’s family announced that the legendary Met is suffering from dementia and he will be retiring from public life.

The 1969 Mets will be honored at Citi Field this season, and Seaver’s former teammates really wish he could be there to join them.

Even though he won’t be at the ceremony, his presence will still be felt throughout the organization.

Even the current Mets know what Tom Terrific has meant to the organization and they sent their love to the ailing Met.

With all Seaver has meant to the Mets, it is time to give him a statue at Citi Field.

Seaver’s dominance is still unrivaled in Mets’ history and he will forever remain an essential Met. He brought many fantastic moments to a fledgling franchise that will now be kept alive in the memories of others.

Broadcaster Marty Brennaman reflected on his friendship with the Hall of Famer and how he came to know the pitcher long before his trade to the Reds.

Tom Seaver has been in the spotlight for nearly 50 years and there is quite a collection of images of him over the years.

The last chance fans got to cheer the beloved Met was at the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field when he got the honor of throwing out the first pitch.

The 2019 Mets fell to the Nationals despite rallying from behind.

Jacob deGrom gave up two runs in his start and is still getting used to throwing to Wilson Ramos.

After missing some time at the start of spring with various ailments, Brandon Nimmo in finally getting back into the swing of things.

Pete Alonso had another good day at the plate picking up two more hits, though they both stayed in the yard.

Travis d’Arnaud took an important step in his return from Tommy John surgery.

Carlos Gomez is officially back with the Mets and he is very happy to be back with the organization.

Chili Davis reflected on his time as hitting coach with the Cubs and what he learned from his time there (paywall alert).

Around the National League East

With the Braves’ off day, Talking Chop broke down what Atlanta’s chances are of winning the division. Josh Donaldson will make his spring debut with his new ballclub against Philadelphia.

The Marlins overhauled their analytics department and finally adopted the shift last season.

The Phillies’ rotation seems a bit thin but there are ways they can help it without signing any of the free agents left on the market.

Trea Turner had a good year for the Nationals last season but there is still some room for improvement.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros have reportedly made multiple offers to Dallas Keuchel.

Adam Jones still does not have a job which hurts the baseball community as a whole.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been dealing with a sore shoulder but when he returns he might have to reinvent who he is as a pitcher.

The injury to Luis Severino could have the Yankees’ thriftiness coming back to haunt them.

Mookie Betts is obviously very good at baseball but he is a multi-talented athlete that excels in almost everything he tries.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco wrote about what could reasonably be expected from Dilson Herrera this year.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1966, the Veterans Committee informed Casey Stengel that he had been elected to the Hall of Fame.