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Mets Morning News: Negotiation

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Meet the Mets

Following a throwing session at Georgia Tech, the Mets are said to be among the teams interested in the services of 2018 Cy Young candidate and All Star Mike Foltynewicz.

Just in case you missed that familiar stench of the Wilpon-era blunders, SNY was dumb enough to provide it for you.

Down in the Caribbean Series, Quasi-Current Met Robinson Cano and Mets Legend Juan Lagares are continuing their abnormally hot winter.

Around the National League East

Heading into his fourth season as the most powerful man in Washington DC, Dave Martinez discussed the changes he made for 2021.

With a glaring need in the outer grasslands, Fish Stripes took a look at how the Marlins could creatively fill out their outfield.

The 106th chapter of the Fish Stripes All-Time Marlins Countdown features a man with over 4,000 professional hits and also Casey McGehee

If the DH makes its way to the National League, the Braves will turn their attention towards Nelson Cruz.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball has proposed a 154-game season to the player’s union which didn’t immediately produce glowing reviews as the proposal would not guarantee a 162-game salary, could potentially give Commissioner Manfred the ability to cancel games at his discretion, and generally screw up the player’s plans for spring training and the regular season.

Ultimately, the player’s union is expected to reject MLB’s proposal, meaning none of those potential problems will come to life.

The current hope is that after rejection, the player’s union will counter with a proposal of their own.

Now that you’ve read all of that, I can reveal to you that spring training and the regular season will both start on time.

Hanser Alberto agreed to a minor-league contract with the Kansas City Royals that may be worth up to $2M if he makes the majors and all incentives are met.

Against all odds, Kevin Kiermaier wants to continue sleeping with the fishes...or at least playing with the Rays.

While the cover has reportedly been leaked, the official cover star of MLB The Show 21 will be revealed at some point today on Hot Ones.

During Black History Month, MLB Network will honor the lives and careers of Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Joe Morgan, and Hank Aaron.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2008, Johan Santana signed a six-year contract with the Mets for $137.5M, a price only matched by Jacob deGrom in Mets history.