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Mets Morning News: Mets make first batch of cuts

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have sent their first batch of players down to their minor league camp.

The team was on the road against the Astros yesterday and fell to the villains of baseball 3-2.

The status of the back of the starting rotation continues to be in flux, but Michael Wacha is just focusing on getting people out.

What would a potential Michael Conforto extension look like?

It’s hard to tinker with near-perfection, but Jacob deGrom is thinking about utilizing his curveball more often.

Pete Alonso hasn’t homered yet in spring training, but the reigning Rookie of the Year is not concerned.

Jeurys Familia is hoping that his offseason weight loss will result in a bounceback season.

The Mets are confident heading into the season, and there are several reasons why.

Daniel Zamora is doing his best to survive in the new era of the three-batter minimum rule.

Forbes reported that the Mets’ Citi Field revenue declined for the third straight year.

Around the National League East

Bryce Harper provided his take on the Astros.

Rhys Hoskins has to improve his ability to make quality contact on the first pitch if he wants to get better in 2020.

The Braves joined the Mets in making their first roster cuts of the spring.

Patrick Corbin will try to incorporate a greater variety of his pitches in his second season with the Nationals.

The Marlins also made their first cuts on Friday.

Marlins fans who go to games this season might be forced to actually watch them, as the team is closing the nightclub and swimming pool at the ballpark.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball and the Players Association continue to work to come to an agreement on new rules regarding in-game video usage.

The Yankees are experiencing some rather Mets-like injuries, and their medical staff deserves their share of blame for that.

Collin McHugh is the latest player from the 2017 Astros to open up about the team’s illegal sign-stealing.

Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for Boldenone. listed one player each MLB team could not live without.

Which players will dominate the 2020s? A few different MLB players weighed in with their thoughts,

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco had the glamorous job of previewing Walker Lockett’s 2020 season.

Allison McCague provided the first update on our annual King of Spring Training rankings.

This Date in Mets History

Jeff Kent celebrates his 52nd birthday today.