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Mets Morning News: Mets interested in Rich Hill

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Meet the Mets

The Mets are one of the teams reportedly interested in veteran lefty Rich Hill.

Michael Conforto recently mentioned that extension talks have not started just yet but what could a potential extension look like?

Jeff McNeil battled a knee injury last season that held him back somewhat, but he is still capable of challenging for the batting title should he remain healthy this year.

Curtis Granderson reflected on his experiences as an African American man in Major League Baseball when there were very few black players in the sport.

Around the National League East

The Marlins have not been linked to any of the top tier relievers on the market but they can still put together a respectable bullpen.

The Phillies signed Chase Anderson to a one-year deal and the Phillies are going to need some of these depth signings to pan out if they want to be competitive.

Backup catcher Alex Avila is looking forward to working with Max Scherzer again after he caught the ace when the two were in Detroit.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB Network finished their rankings of the top players at each position and the Mets were well represented.

The Orioles signed Felix Hernandez to a minor league deal after he opted out of the 2020 season.

The Twins added reliever Alex Colome to help boost their bullpen.

The Brewers and Kolten Wong agreed to a two-year deal worth $18 million.

Tensions remain high between the player’s union and Major League Baseball when it comes to delaying the season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, Mickey Callaway and sexual harassment in baseball had to be discussed yet again.

Lukas Vlahos handed out a grade for the Steven Matz trade.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1963, the Mets’ new home was officially named Shea to honor the man who brought National League baseball back to New York.