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

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Meet the Mets

Jessica Mendoza has resigned from her job as a Mets adviser after signing an extension with ESPN.

The Mets have named Brian Schneider their new quality control coach.

The Mets didn’t make a splashy move this offseason, but they still have the potential to be competitive (paywall alert).

All eyes will be on the back of the Mets’ rotation heading into spring training.

Steve Cohen might have a hard time buying another MLB team after his deal to acquire the Mets fell apart.

Brandon Nimmo is healthy and ready to have a big season for the Mets.

Around the National League East

There are a lot of intriguing storylines heading into Joe Girardi’s first spring training camp with the Phillies.

The Nationals are going to try to avoid a World Series hangover in 2020.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution took a look at some of the 2020 projections for the Braves’ young pitchers.

Get ready for the Marlins’ spring training storylines with some quotes from The Office.

Around Major League Baseball

The three teams involved in the Mookie Betts trade continued to try to nail the deal down. MLBPA executive director Tony Clark commented on the snafu in the deal leaving certain players in limbo.

Bench coach Ron Roenicke will be the new manager of the Red Sox following Alex Cora’s firing.

The Wall Street Journal provided more inside information on the origins of the Astros’ attempts to steal signs (paywall alert).

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post offered two proposals to try to prevent illegal sign-stealing in the future.

The Giants may have interest in Yasiel Puig. Meanwhile, the club has deals in place with Hunter Pence and Billy Hamilton.

The likely future Angel Joc Pederson lost his arbitration case with the Dodgers.

The Dodgers also agreed to a two-year contract extension with Chris Taylor to avoid arbitration.

Veteran slugger Kendrys Morales has decided to retire.

The Rangers have signed reliever Cody Allen to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Roger Kahn, writer of The Boys of Summer, has died at the age of 92.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

For the second straight year, Richard Staff suggested that the Mets make Derek Dietrich their one last move of the offseason.

Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague discussed all things Mets on the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).

This Date in Mets History

The Mets brought back Todd Zeile for a second tour with the team on this date in 2004.