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Mets Morning News: Dead of Winter

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

New York Mets’ Jose Reyes steals second base as New York Yan Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The very sophisticated and intricate 2020s World Series projection system from MLB dot com has the Mets losing the 2026 Fall Classic to Boston.

A glut of starting pitching may result in Long Islander Steven Matz being on the outside of the rotation looking in come Opening Day.

Jeff McNeil’s good girl, Willow, remains a bright spot in the dark and dull winter.

Around the National League East

It appears as if Asdrubal Cabrera may be the last member of the 2019 championship Nationals to be re-signed by the team this offseason.

Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson was the king of the mountain or, uh, the beach in the Bahamas as he secured a victory in the third annual Don’t Blink Home Run Derby.

Around Major League Baseball

News coming out of Japan indicates that Shogo Akyiama is on his way to the states for his official Cincinnati Reds physical exam.

While there hasn’t been much in the way of progress, the Angels have asked about the availability of Indians’ starter Mike Clevinger.

As the 2020 season draws closer, MLB dot com looked at eight former stars that are in need of a big performance boost in the new decade.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2016, on his fourth ballot, Mike Piazza was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.