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Mets Morning News: Hope springs eternal

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

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Meet the Mets

As the offseason comes to a close, the Mets are circling back to looking at free agent pitchers.

New catcher James McCann is excited to get to work with Jacob deGrom, and may even be annoying him with all the questions he is asking him.

Bobby Valentine believes Pete Alonso is poised for a big bounce back this season after struggling for much of 2020.

Ken Davidoff does not think the Mets should dive head first into an extension with Francisco Lindor. That’s a bold take, Ken.

Corey Oswalt cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Triple-A, and be invited to spring training.

Fangraphs released their projected playoff odds for all 30 teams, and the Mets’ odds are pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Meanwhile, bettors have taken notice with the moves the Mets have made this offseason.

Around the National League East

The Phillies invited Odubel Herrera to spring training. They also signed Jeff Mathis to a minor league deal.

The Marlins are hoping to build off of last seasons postseason appearance.

Around Major League Baseball

Pitcher Nick Tropeano is heading to San Francisco on a minor league deal.

The hype surrounding Yankees’ prospect Jasson Dominguez is building.

The Pirates added some depth to their starting rotation, signing Tyler Anderson.

Former Mets player and White Sox manager Robin Ventura is now coaching at Oklahoma State and reflected on his time managing the White Sox.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane looked at who the Mets can still add to upgrade their bullpen.

This Date in Mets History

Happy 91st birthday to Roger Craig, the man who started the first game in Mets history.