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

St. Louis Cardinals v. New York Mets

Meet the Mets

The world is still reeling from the death of Kobe Bryant, including Darryl Strawberry who was Bryant’s favorite baseball player growing up.

Moises Alou believes that the Dominican Winter League helped prepare Luis Rojas for the job he is about to undertake in Queens.

The Braves boast the best outfield in the division but depending on health the Mets’ outfielders could challenge for the title.

The Mets have five players on the team who could be comeback kids next season.

Around the National League East

Kris Byrant is obviously a great player but should the Braves acquire the All-Star third baseman?

Could the Phillies also be a good fit for Bryant?

The Nationals acquired Harper (no not that one) from the Twins.

Around Major League Baseball

Kris Bryant lost his service time grievance against the Cubs which could have ramifications on the trade market.

Dusty Baker is officially the Astros’ new skipper and he will take A.J. Hinch’s spot as manager of the American League All-Stars as well.

An Astros fan went into incredible amount of detail of all the trash can bangs and which player benefited the most from banging.

Minor League Baseball defended itself against Rob Manfred’s allegations that they have not been negotiating in good faith and they instead claim it is Major League Baseball who has been making it difficult to negotiate.

Reds’ third baseman Eugenio Suarez underwent surgery on his shoulder after he injured himself in a swimming pool.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Number two on Steve Sypa’s prospect list for 2020 is Andres Gimenez.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Davey Johnson!