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Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News: Syndergaard ranked sixth best in baseball, Daryl Boston’s birthday

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.  Meet the Mets Noah Syndergaard is the sixth best pitcher in baseball, says Buster Olney. The Mets will host their annual blood drive this Thursday in the Foxwoods Club at Citi Field. Ken Davidoff of the Post outlined four factors to get the Mets over the “Jay Bruce trade hump.” Robert Gsellman excelled at the big league level in 2016. Around the NL East Former Met Matt den Dekker will be among the Marlins’ non-roster invitees. The Nationals are considering extending Dusty Baker’s contract beyond 2017....

Grand Rapids Press

If Alex Avila is too pricey, where do Tigers turn for backup catcher?

After Alex Avila, there arent a wealth of options. But what about another former Tiger, one who just happened to serve as Avilas backup in 2013? DETROIT -- If the Miami Marlins are paying A.J. Ellis $2.5 million in 2017 to be their backup catcher, what is Alex Avila worth on the free-agent market? It's a question that Avila probably pondered earlier this month when Ellis signed his deal. It likely also attracted the notice of his dad, Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila. Alex Avila, 29, is six years younger than Ellis. He has put up better offensive...

The Republican

Boston Red Sox-MLB trade rumors: Clay Buchholz could land with Marlins, per report

The Boston Red Sox have seven starting pitchers right now and likely will move either Buchholz or Drew Pomeranz, although nothing is necessarily imminent.

Full Count | WEEI

Why new Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler may go down as Dave Dombrowski’s best trade

Brad Ziegler got his money. Good for him. The 37-year-old’s first foray into free agency resulted in a two-year deal with the Marlins that will pay him $7 million in 2017 and $9 million the year after. It’s likely he will set-up closer AJ Ramos (who did have 40 saves and a 2.81 ERA for […]

SportsNet New York

Latest on Bullpen Market: Ziegler close to deal, Tazawa joins Marlins, Mets sign two

The Mets have been reaching out to free-agent relievers with big-league experience who are open to accepting a minor-league deals