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Mets Morning News: Spring rolls on

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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

Michael Conforto believes the Mets can be successful this year as long as they ignore the hype surrounding the team and stay focused, and that he is confident in Brandon Nimmo and Dominic Smith playing in the outfield.

Conforto also said his focus is on the upcoming season, not signing an extension, though he did say he is open to the possibility.

Noah Syndergaard only threw three curveballs on Tuesday, but said they felt good coming out of his hand.

With the return of fans to some stadiums, the confidence Edwin Diaz built up last year in empty ballparks will be tested this year.

Even though he’s new to the team, Taijuan Walker showed he knows plenty about the history of the franchise.

Dick Scott is returning to the Mets organization as a coordinator, coaching development and instruction.

Mets owner Steve Cohen has returned to Twitter, just like the rest of us.

Around the National League East

The Braves announced the signing of infielder Jake Lamb on Tuesday.

Though the Nationals rarely keep homegrown stars, Trea Turner is one player they should make a priority to keep.

Meanwhile, the Nats’ first full-squad workout sounded a lot like spring.

The Marlins are setting the tone this spring that they expect to win games.

Bryce Harper arrived to Phillies camp and said the team made “win-now” moves in the offseason.

Around Major League Baseball

Scott Kazmier agreed to a minor league deal with the Giants. The deal includes an invitation to big league camp.

The Mariners have begun to try to distance themselves from Kevin Mather and the comments he made in a video that surfaced on Sunday.

Ken Davidoff writes that the Yankees are the team facing the most pressure to win it all this season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague previewed Seth Lugo’s 2021 season, which he will begin injured, while Chris McShane previewed Trevor Hildenberger’s season.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Eddie Murray, who had a brief tenure as a Met.