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

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Meet the Mets

The Rockies are reportedly shopping All-Star Nolan Arenado again and are hoping to engage in talks with the Mets.

The Mets could go after Arenado, or some of the other big names on the market, but who realistically could the team give up should they want to make a deal for a superstar?

Luis Rojas met with the media for the first time since being confirmed as the manager for the 2021 season, and now he has a chance to settle in after last year’s tumultuous season.

During the Zoom call he mentioned that no decision has been made on how Seth Lugo will be used next season and that Amed Rosario could see some time at third with Andres Gimenez taking over at shortstop.

The team expects Noah Syndergaard to return from Tommy John surgery sometime in June which means they could still use rotation help at the start of the season.

Around the National League East

Jorge Alfaro is expected to be the Marlins’ starting catcher in 2021 but could they be looking for extra catching help this offseason?

Despite wanting a big bat for the middle of the lineup, the Nationals have not reached out to any of the premium names on the market.

Should Washington consider trading their ace Max Scherzer?

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball is officially elevating the Negro Leagues to finally give major league recognition to the more than 3,400 players who played in the Negro Leagues.

Blanca Vizquel, the ex-wife of Omar Vizquel, is telling her side of the story about the domestic abuse she allegedly suffered while married to the former major leaguer.

Catcher Mike Zunino re-signed with the Rays for one year with a deal worth $2 million.

The Giants signed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani to a one-year deal worth $6 million.

Forty-eight year old Manny Ramirez signed a contract to play baseball in the Australian Baseball League, and the Sydney Blue Sox are thrilled to have him.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Grace Carbone helped Mets fans get to know James McCann.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, the Mets signed Todd Zeile to replace John Olerud at first base.