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Mets Morning News: Luis Severino and Harrison Bader officially introduced to media

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Meet the Mets

Both Harrison Bader and Luis Severino were officially introduced to the media as Mets and both are familiar with the pressure that comes with playing in New York.

Bader has struggled with injuries in the past and he is hoping to put that behind him with his new team.

With the countdown to spring training on, what is left for the organization to do to prepare for the new season?

The team is still reportedly looking to add arms to the bullpen and could be active in that market soon.

Another bat, however, is not an essential add right now according to David Stearns.

As the new bench coach John Gibbons chatted about what it was like coming full circle to the organization that originally drafted him and what he brings to a team with a rookie manager.

The Mets signed reliever Yacksel Rios to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Around the National League East

The Braves’ Double-A team will be moving from Mississippi to Columbus, Georgia in 2025.

The Marlins hired Rachel Balkovec to be the head of the organization’s minor-league player development.

The Phillies are not actively looking to add to their outfield and want to give Johan Rojas a shot.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cubs are reportedly finalizing a four-year, $53 million contract with Japanese left-hander Shota Imanaga.

When looking towards building a new ballpark, teams should look at features of ballparks of the past where fans felt closer to the action.

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not file felony charges against pitcher Julio Urias but it will consider misdemeanor charges instead.

The state of California wants to narrow the loopholes in Shohei Ohtani’s contract that prevents him from paying taxes to the state.

The Yankees are reportedly the favorites to sign free agent Marcus Stroman.

The Czech baseball team became unlikely heroes in Japan during the World Baseball Classic, and nearly a year later they are still receiving support from Japanese baseball to help continue to grow the game in their country.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, the newest Mets additions were discussed.

Colin Houck came in at number nineteen on Steve Sypa’s prospect list.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Rey Ordóñez!