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Mets Morning News: Carlos Carrasco ramps up baseball activities

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

New York Mets Pitcher Carlos Carrasco During Spring Training Photo by Alejandra Villa Loraca/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

If Francisco Lindor is locked up long term, he has the chance to become one of the Mets all-time great position players.

Pete Alonso has been locked in so far this spring and his decision to stay away from social media might be part of the reason why.

Justin Toscano wrote about why Marcus Stroman has embraced analytics.

Carlos Carrasco, who has been dealing with a sore elbow, will play catch today before moving into throwing bullpen sessions and live BP.

Tomás Nido, however, remains day-to-day after fouling a ball off his foot. He is expected to play, but not catch, in today’s game.

José Martínez underwent surgery on Friday to repair his torn meniscus and was in “good spirits.

Around the National League East

Count Phillies manager Joe Girardi among those who feel the limits on defensive shifting may turn out to be a positive thing for the game.

Federal Baseball recapped Joe Ross’ spring outing against the Mets.

Around Major League Baseball

Will Leitch of set goals for all 30 MLB teams. For the Mets, it’s to win the NL East.

Andrés Giménez, dealt in the Lindor/Carrasco trade, will be the starting shortstop this year for Cleveland.

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been through quite the ordeal this offseason. Already recovering from heel surgery, he contracted COVID-19 in January and then mono after that.

Rob Arthur of Baseball Prospectus hypothesizes that the new 2021 baseballs might hasten MLB’s trend toward the three true outcomes.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

We continued our season preview series with Christian Romo talking up Luis Guillorme’s versatility and Chris McShane looking for a rebound season from Noah Syndergaard.

This Date in Mets History

On March 14, 1961, the Mets named George Weiss the first team president of the franchise.