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Mets Morning News: deGrom is dominant, Lindor extension talks have started

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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

A Jacob deGrom spring training start was finally televised on Tuesday afternoon, and it did not disappoint as deGrom continued to hit 100 on the gun with ease and looked as dominant as ever.

deGrom is also set to start hitting again soon, as the team prepares for no DH in the NL this season.

The clock is ticking for the Mets and Francisco Lindor to reach a deal on an extension as Lindor once again said he will not negotiate once the regular season begins.

Now that the Mets and Lindor are talking, Mike Puma looked at where things go from here.

This year in spring training, the later innings of games have allowed some of the youngest Mets’ prospects to shine writes Tim Britton.

RHP Sam McWilliams and outfielder Khalil Lee were optioned to the Triple-A roster on Tuesday.

Joe Lemire of SportTechie looked at how technology can help turn the Mets into World Series champions.

Around the National League East

The Nationals now expect to have about 5000 fans, or 12.5% capacity, at their ballpark this year.

As opening day creeps closer, the Marlins will have some tough decisions to make in regards to their roster.

The Braves signed reliever Chasen Bradford to a minor league deal.

As Aaron Nola prepares to start on Opening Day, he is tinkering with a new pitch.

Around Major League Baseball

The Red Sox have a new part-owner, and you might’ve heard of him. His name is LeBron James.

Meanwhile, former Red Sox star, and now current Dodgers star Mookie Betts can’t stop getting better, and GQ is here to tell you about it.

The Amed Rosario experiment in the outfield began on Tuesday, and it didn’t go too well, as Rosario had 3 errors to his name. After the game, Terry Francona said to blame those errors on him.

Though the stolen base is not as popular today as it once was, there are still plenty of base stealers in the game, and MLB.com looks at who could steal the most bases this season.

You can also view MLB.com’s top farm systems, here.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague gave us an update on the KoST, and yes, Luis Guillorme is now in the running.

Brian Salvatore previewed Jordan Yamamoto’s 2021 season, while David Capobianco previewed Joey Lucchesi’s season and where he may fall into the starting rotation.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to former Met, and current Royals third base coach, Vance Wilson!