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Mets Morning News: Amed Rosario prioritizing defense this offseason

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Meet the Mets

Amed Rosario started his personalized defensive regimen as soon as the season ended. He’s hoping it will pay off for him in the field in 2020. However, he is sad to leave his five dogs at home when he leaves for Mets camp in Port St. Lucie.

The Mets have signed pitcher Yefry Ramirez to a minor league deal. He has played in the big leagues with both the Orioles and the Pirates and has also spent time in the Yankees system. He posted a 7.40 ERA in 24 13 innings between Baltimore and Pittsburgh in 2019.

Around the National League East

“We don’t see it as a hole,” Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said of the third base spot on their roster. They feel confident in their internal options at the position, but aren’t out on Josh Donaldson quite yet.

The Marlins will have multiple players trying to win the first base job out of spring training.

Nick Williams still being on the Phillies’ 40-man roster is something that is currently perplexing the folks over at The Good Phight.

Meanwhile, Talking Chop is reviewing and weighing the options for the fifth spot in the Braves’ rotation.

Around Major League Baseball

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post outlines his plan to ease tensions between MLB and the players.

Rob Arthur of Baseball Prospectus discussed how PitchF/X and Trackman may be changing how teams value free agents.

MLB.com is in the process of ranking the top ten players at every position, starting with the left field and center field lists. Brandon Nimmo ranks ninth among MLB center fielders.

MLB.com also surveyed GMs, scouting directors, and other front office executives across baseball about all things prospects: which prospect has the best tools, which teams have the best farm systems, and more. The first of three articles covering the results was published yesterday.

The Yankees have signed Brett Garnder to a one-year, $10 million deal.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2009, Rickey Henderson was elected to the Hall of Fame.