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Mets Morning News: Marte trade talks resume

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets and Pirates are once again engaged in talks about Starling Marte, according to Robert Murray. A deal is reportedly not close, however.

David and Molly Wright held their annual charity event at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, where a playroom is named after them.

While rumor has it the Mets are interested in Dusty Baker as a candidate to fill their now vacant managerial slot, the Astros are the only team that has offered to give him an interview.

Bill Madden thinks that would be good for the Mets and posits that the Mets, Red Sox, and Astros should all hire veteran managers in order to repair the team’s image.

Around the National League East

The Braves signed lefty Chris Rusin to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Josh Donaldson spoke to the Atlanta Journal Constitution about why he chose to leave the Braves.

Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote a profile on the Phillies’ young centerfielder, Adam Haseley.

Around Major League Baseball

Chris Cwik of Yahoo Sports argues that Curt Schilling’s rhetoric and conduct are disqualifying when it comes to Hall of Fame consideration.

The Blue Jays signed former Met Joe Panik to a minor league contract.

Speaking of the Blue Jays, they unveiled their new uniforms yesterday—powder blues.

Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs discussed where the Astros go from here after the fallout of the sign-stealing scandal.

Matt Sussman of Baseball Prospectus asks: what if the Astros win the World Series this season?

Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve were rather evasive in interviews about the sign-stealing scandal.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Maggie Wiggin argued that the Mets’ pitching staff is not as deep as Brodie Van Wagenen thinks it is.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1972, Yogi Berra was inducted into the Hall of Fame.