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Mets Morning News: March to Opening Day

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

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Meet the Mets

Michael Wacha and one half of the split squad Mets dropped their game to the Marlins 7-1, but Jacob deGrom’s had zero issues starting off a 3-1 victory for his half of the squad.

With his weight considerably trimmed, Jeurys Familia’s newest goal is to chop a few runs off of his ERA.

Coming off of a broken toe, Seth Lugo thew his first live bullpen, making his return to action this week almost definite.

Jordan Olerud, the daughter of former Mets first baseman John Olerud passed after 19 years with a rare chromosome disease.

Not even the unpredictability and capriciousness of Dominic Smith’s current role can cramp his style.

Michael Conforto marked the occasion of his 27th birthday in the only acceptable manner: with a celebratory home run.

The doomsday scenarios that caused disquiet among Mets fans after Jarred Kelenic was shipped to the Mariners are slowly becoming a reality.

Around the National League East

Bob Costas had some inspirational words for the new-look Phillie Phanatic (and a crude one).

Freddie Freeman is looking to spend a bit less time with his outrageously adorable son and more time playing baseball as he makes his way back from injury.

With expert training methods and the power of lavender on his side, Sean Doolittle is looking forward to improvements in 2020.

Around Major League Baseball

Mike Trout decided demolishing baseballs wasn’t enough and extirpated a poor golf ball at a driving range.

Out of Boston and into the city of angels, David Price couldn’t be happier in Dodger blue.

Before the trade that brought David Price to Los Angeles, along with Mookie Betts, became official, the Dodgers made sure to check if the players weren’t going to be punished in MLB’s investigation into the Red Sox.

After a down year that saw him play only 29 games in the major leagues, Logan Morrison has high high hopes for the 2020 campaign.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1966 Commissioner William Eckert barred Tom Seaver from signing with the Atlanta Braves, leading to his eventual signing by the Mets.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

In the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show) Ryley Gilliam joins the pod to talk Mets and his current book of choice.