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Mets Morning News: Davis and Marisnick offer remorse, Brodie offers shade, A-Rod offers hope

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Mets infielder J.D. Davis at spring training 2020 Photo by Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday RM via Getty Images

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J.D. Davis and Jake Marisnick, both of whom played for the 2017 Astros, expressed remorse about their involvement in the sign-stealing scandal.

The Mets’ handling of the cheating controversy far surpassed the way in which the Astros dealt with it.

Brodie Van Wagenen expressed surprise at Zack Wheeler’s recent comments about the team and threw a somewhat passive-aggressive barb at the former Met.

Could noted Mets fan Alex Rodriguez be the person to save us all from the Wilpons?

Scouts and executives around the league all agree that Edwin Diaz will need to regain his confidence in order to have a bounceback season.

Former Mets manager and current Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway spoke briefly about his tenure with the team.

Around the National League East

The Good Phight continued their examination of the Phillies’ division rivals with a look at the Nationals. The site also wrote a note of love for each Phillies player for Valentine’s Day.

Speaking of the Nationals, GM Mike Rizzo is not satisfied with the Astros’ attempts at apologizing up to this point. On a related note, authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Stephen Strasburg, charging him with murder in the first degree for this comment about the situation.

Braves manager Brian Snitker is happy with the team’s young pitching depth.

The Braves finalized their minor league deal with first baseman Yonder Alonso.

Fish Stripes examined the Marlins’ catching depth heading into the 2020 season.

Around Major League Baseball

Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger wrote an article for the Washington Post further explaining his rationale for suing the Astros.

Count Cody Bellinger amongst the list of MLB players who did not mince words about his feelings regarding the Astros, as the reigning MVP argued that Jose Altuve stole the AL MVP award from Aaron Judge in 2017.

The Dodgers as a whole have not hidden their displeasure with the Astros.

Former Met Dillon Gee is another pitcher who feels wronged by the Astros’ sign-stealing efforts (paywall alert).

Former Astro Tony Kemp says he did not participate in the illegal sign-stealing during his stint with the club.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post argues that opposing teams should not take matters into their own hands in seeking revenge against the Astros.

FanGraphs offered a harsh rebuke of some of the new roster rules.

The Indians received a tough blow yesterday, as the team revealed that ace Mike Clevinger would undergo knee surgery after injuring himself while training this week.

Minor leaguers will be getting a small pay raise starting in 2021.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, compiled a list of players and teams who deserve more love from the baseball world.

Big Sexy is back! Bartolo Colon is heading to the Mexican League for the 2020 season.

This Date in Mets History

13 of Generation K made a triumphant (relatively speaking) return to the Mets on this date in 2011 when Jason Isringhausen signed a minor league deal with the team.