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Meet the Mets

Ronny Mauricio underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and is expected to miss 8-12 months.

It is officially a new year so the Mets can put 2023 behind them but where do they stand heading into a new season?

What the team is going to get out of Starling Marte is just one of the question marks the team is facing as a new season draws closer.

John Gibbons was originally drafted by the Mets and now he is happy to return to the organization where his career began over forty years ago.

Around the National League East

The Braves are expected to sign Venezuelan infielder Jose Perdomo when the international signing period opens on January 15.

The Red Sox could be one of the teams interested in trading for Marlins starter Jesús Luzardo.

When former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel suffered a stroke that took away his ability to speak, baseball helped him regain his voice.

The D.C. Council chairman introduced a proposal that would create a Ballpark Maintenance Fund for Nationals Park which would help the Nationals pay for upgrades to the stadium.

Around Major League Baseball

Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic presented their criminal case to a judge against Wander Franco, who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

There are still plenty of free agents on the market and there are many teams who are in need of their talents.

The nastiest pitches in baseball last year made some of the best hitters in baseball look silly.

Former Yankee Greg Bird has found success playing baseball in Australia after taking a break from the game.

Yankee great Bernie Williams is a classically trained guitarist and will make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in April as part of their orchestra.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Layonel Ovalles came in at number 24 on Steve Sypa’s top prospect list.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets will be retiring Darryl Strawberry’s number later this year, but on this date in 2005 he fell off the Hall of Fame ballot after receiving just six votes.