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Meet the Mets

The Mets avoided any battles with their nine arbitration-eligible players, as they settled on one-year agreements with all of them yesterday.

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post offered his thoughts on a few key Mets issues as we inch towards spring training and the triumphant return of baseball.

It would be smart for the Mets to explore long-term extensions for some of their young stars (paywall alert).

FanGraphs released their list of the top 31 prospects in the Mets’ farm system heading into the 2020 season.

The Sam Haggerty era of Mets history is officially over, as the infielder has been claimed by the Mariners.

The coaching staff for the St. Lucie Mets has been finalized, and it includes former Mets Endy Chavez and Royce Ring.

Around the National League East

The Braves agreed to terms with all but one of their arbitration-eligible players, only being unable to come to an agreement with reliever Shane Greene

Like the Mets, the Nationals avoided any arbitration drama, coming to terms with all of their eligible players.

The Phillies agreed to arbitration contracts with four players, but could not come to agreements with J.T. Realmuto and Hector Neris.

The Marlins are heading to an arbitration hearing with first baseman Jesús Aguilar, but they did come to terms with Jonathan Villar, José Ureña, and Adam Conley.

The Good Phight took a look at the payroll situations for each of the major NL East teams (sorry, Marlins).

Could Magneuris Sierra win the Marlins’ center field job in 2020?

Around Major League Baseball

For a full list of the figures that players on each team signed for (and which players could not agree to terms with their respective teams), check out ESPN’s arbitration tracker.

A few noteworthy things took place yesterday as the arbitration deadline passed.

The Twins have agreed to a three-year extension with power-hitting third baseman MIguel Sano. The deal includes a club option for a fourth year.

A severe punishment is hanging over the Astros’ heads in the wake of their sign-stealing controversy.

Who are the best defensive infielders in baseball according to Statcast’s new Outs Above Average metric?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued his examination of the top 25 prospects in the Mets’ farm system, with 18-year-old outfielder Freddy Valdez coming in at 15th on the list.

The A Pod of Their Own gang was joined by New York Daily News reporter Kate Feldman as the group discussed baseball and television.

This Date in Mets History

A dream died on this date eight years ago, as the once future superstar Fernando Martinez was claimed by the Astros on waivers.