New York Mets rumors: Cohen “only had eyes for the Mets,” roster moves and more

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Mar 23, 2019; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; A view of the Grapefruit League logo on the hat of New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The daily dose of New York Mets’ rumors, links, and news is here. Steve Cohen was “dead stuck” on the  Mets according to Reggie Jackson, ran a list of the best players of the decade, and the team made some roster moves.

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NY Post: Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson told the NY Post that Steve Cohen, his friend, only had eyes for the Mets. Over the years, they talked several times about forming a group to own an MLB team.

“He was just dead stuck on the Mets. I have tried to talk to him about the Dodgers and the A’s and a couple of other teams and he said, ‘Reggie, I might be interested in the Dodgers, my daughter goes to college in that area, but I live [in Connecticut] and I’m a Mets fan and that is kind of where my focus is. If there is ever an opportunity, that is where it would be,’” Jackson said. The official New York Mets page made a list of the top 10 players of the decade. Several familiar faces are in it, including four active members of the roster. Here is the list:

Top 10 players of the 2010s

  1. Jacob deGrom
  2. David Wright
  3. Noah Syndergaard
  4. R.A. Dickey
  5. Matt Harvey
  6. Daniel Murphy
  7. Michael Conforto
  8. Curtis Granderson
  9. Yoenis Céspedes
  10. Zack Wheeler

Marc Carig: Ricky Meinhold will join the Mets as minor league pitching coordinator, according to Carig’s sources. His last job was a scout with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Mark Feinsand: Catcher Martin Maldonado agreed to a two-year, $7M deal with the Houston Astros, according to Feinsand’s sources. The defensive specialist would have made a lot of sense for the Mets.

Anthony DiComo: Right-handed pitcher Chris Mazza did not clear waivers, but Stephen Nogosek did. The Mets outrighted the latter to Triple-A Syracuse. The Boston Red Sox claimed the former from waivers, according to Feinsand.