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Mets Morning News: Betances continues to make strides

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Meet the Mets

After pitching in one inning of a simulated game on Tuesday, Dellin Betances says he is confident he will be ready for opening day.

For Dominic Smith, his weight will never be a Mets narrative again.

This spring, Noah Syndergaard is working hard to keep baserunners from stealing as much as they have in previous seasons.

Matt Adams has not been at Mets camp since being scratched from the lineup last Thursday for cardiac-related tests.

After being a top prospect, it took a little bit of time for Amed Rosario to arrive, but he’s here now writes Ben Clemens.

Jeremy Hefner has helped Justin Wilson develop a revamped curveball this spring.

David Lennon writes that trading Steven Matz to the Yankees would be an ill-advised trade. In response to the rumors, Matz says he understands the rumor mill but he will not acknowledge anything until he hears something directly.

Tim Britton analyzes how the three-batter minimum as well as changes to the IL may impact the Mets.

Fangraphs takes a look at the Mets mismatched outfield.

Coming off his visit to Mets spring training, MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger loves the Mets.

Around the National League East

The Philadelphia Inquirer takes a look at what the Phillies opening day roster could look like.

Felix Hernandez had another strong spring outing as he makes the case to join the Braves starting rotation.

Jesus Aguilar is hoping to have a bounce back season with the Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

Alex Rodriguez said on an ESPN broadcast that the Astros showed ‘no remorse’ over the cheating scandal.

The Pirates had their spring training facility deep cleaned as a precaution to coronavirus.

Christian Yelich and the Brewers are close to agreeing to a $200 million plus contract extension.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague previewed Brad Brach’s 2020 season.

This Date in Mets History

Several former Mets have birthdays today.