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Mets Morning News: Baseball is in the air

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

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New York Mets pitcher Michael Wacha at spring training camp in Port St. Lucie

Meet the Mets

In his first press conference of spring training, Luis Rojas stated that he expects the Mets to be contenders this season.

Noah Syndergaard says his success in 2020 is dependent on getting back his dominant slider and thinking less.

Following a workout on Tuesday, Dellin Betances said he will be ready for Opening Day coming off a torn Achilles he suffered last year.

Of the former Astros on the Mets right now, Michael Conforto said “They’re our guys now”.

Baseball Prospectus released their annual PECOTA projections and it has the Mets winning 88 games and taking the National League East crown.

Tim Britton looks at how the Mets stack up against the rest of the NL East.

WCBS 880 will broadcast ten games live from Port St. Luci this spring as well as some road games.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop looks at five storylines to watch for as the Braves begin spring training.

Meghan Montemurro looks at why the Phillies are unlikely to trade for Kris Bryant.

The Nationals have some roster decisions to make heading into spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

In a piece in The Athletic, new details about Carlos Beltran’s role in the Astros cheating scandal emerged.

While the world only just learned about the Astros cheating scandal, everyone inside baseball knew reports the Washington Post.

Ron Roenicke was named the Red Sox interim manager.

Shohei Ohtani is not expected to pitch for the Angels until May.

The Mariners signed Carlos Gonzalez to a minor league contract.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane had some thoughts about the Mets new spring training facility.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1992, Keith Hernandez guest starred in “Seinfeld”.