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Mets Morning News: More relief options on-board

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Meet the Mets

Another day, another minor league reliever deal by the Mets, who have signed left-hander Danny Young.

The Mets also added another low-profile relief option by claiming right-hander Max Kranick from the Pirates.

After Sean Manaea’s two-year deal was finalized, the Mets designated the recently added Diego Castillo for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

The Mets are hoping that Luis Severino and Harrison Bader’s experience playing in New York will help them succeed in 2024.

The Mets reportedly advised Ronny Mauricio against playing in winter ball, but the prospect did so—and subsequently tore his ACL in the process—for financial reasons.

Around the National League East

The Braves have signed yet another long-term extension, this time with general manager Alex Anthopoulos.

Veteran utility player Charlie Culberson has re-signed with Atlanta and will attempt to convert to pitching.

Chase Utley has gotten off to a solid start in his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility.

Around Major League Baseball

After a terrific 2023 season out of the bullpen, the Giants have signed Jordan Hicks to a four-year, $44 million contract and intend to stretch the righty out as a starter.

Newsday’s Laura Albanese wrote about the Yankeesaddition of Marcus Stroman and other moves they might still need to make.

Former major league Raúl Ibañez has joined the Dodgers front office as their new VP of Baseball Development and Special Projects.

Former Met Rafael Ortega has signed a minor league deal with the White Sox.

MLB.com looked at ten players who should rack up a bunch of stolen bases in 2024.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore spoke about the quiet offseason the Mets have had on the most recent episode of Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World Series.

Our minor league team ranked Alex Ramirez the 17th best prospect in the Mets’ farm system.

This Date in Mets History

Kevin Mitchell, key member of the 1986 Mets, celebrates a birthday today.