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Mets Morning News: Cohen, Cohen, gone

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

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Meet the Mets

Steve Cohen’s bid to buy the Mets is officially over after he gave it his “best shot.”

A big reason why the deal reportedly fell through was because Jeff Wilpon could not let go of the power he acquired.

The younger Wilpon might have to come to grips with the loss of control eventually since they still intend to sell the team.

According to Commissioner Rob Manfred however, the Wilpons were not to blame for the deal falling through.

Manfred also said he is “uncomfortable” with the roles Jessica Mendoza and Pedro Martinez have as both analysts and team officials.

Even with all the turmoil happening around the organization, spring training is nearly here and Yoenis Cespedes is ready to prove all the doubters wrong.

Noah Syndergaard is also in Port St. Lucie and is very satisfied with the work he put in during the offseason.

Despite the players already showing up to camp, the renovations to Clover Park are not finished and probably won’t be completely done until June.

Around the National League East

Can the Braves really have too many outfielders?

Matt Joyce could be a nice addition to shore up Miami’s bench.

The Nationals are considering dropping Trea Turner in the lineup despite him finding success batting leadoff.

Around Major League Baseball

Former-Met Chris Young received a promotion within the commissioner’s office, while Joe Torre got reassigned to an advisory role.

The Mookie Betts trade still isn’t official after there was some concern over Brusdar Graterol’s medicals.

One unspoken aspect of the trade is Alex Verdugo’s culpability in a sexual assault that took place while he was a prospect and yet no suspension or investigation by Major League Baseball seems to be forthcoming.

Baseball is still investigating the Red Sox for cheating and they should know their fate soon.

A.J. Hinch broke his silence on the 2017 Astros in his first public interview since being fired for his role in the cheating scandal.

The Dodgers signed infielder Max Muncy to a three-year extension worth $26 million.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa’s one last move for the Mets was Pat Neshek while Vas Drimalitis argued it should be Brock Holt.

Maggie Wiggin updated the Cohen situation.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Endy Chavez!