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Mets Morning News: What the future holds for J.D. Davis and the NL East bullpen picture

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Meet the Mets

Bradford William Davis of the New York Daily News makes his argument in favor of J.D. Davis: every day left fielder, pointing out that his career arc is similar to another player named J.D. who has made his career with the Red Sox.

John Harper takes a look at how the Mets’ bullpen compares to the rest of the NL East. He ranks the Mets’ bullpen second in the division, behind the Braves.

What would have happened if the Dodgers had stayed in Brooklyn? Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post contemplates the question.

Yoenis Cespedes has a long history of dealing with wild boars on his ranch, which he first described in 2017.

Around the National League East

Former Met Asdrubal Cabrera will be returning to the Nationals on a one-year, $2.5 million deal with incentives.

The Good Phight published their Phillies All-Decade Team for the 2010s, which includes a lot of players Mets fans may remember less than fondly.

The Marlins have signed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training.

The Braves have signed Pitching Ninja darling Chris Nunn to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

Carlos Correa had some choice words for his former teammate Mike Fiers while addressing the sign-stealing allegations against the Astros to the Houston Chronicle and insisted that the team’s 2017 World Series title is not tainted.

John Harper reviews the winners and losers from last year’s offseason.

The Padres have signed reliever Craig Stammen to a two-year, $9 million contract with a $4 million option for a third year.

This Date in Mets History

Legendary Met Tug McGraw lost his battle with cancer on this date in 2004.