Morning Briefing: Former GM Kevin Towers Passes Away At 56

Good morning Mets fans, yesterday we lost another great member of the MLB family way too soon. After a hard fought battle with cancer, former Padres and Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers passed away yesterday at the age of 56.

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Matt Ehalt of NorthJersey.com breaks down the pro and cons of the infielders the Mets could acquire.

Though Pirates infielder Josh Harrison is involved in that list, Ehalt has said that a source has indicated that the Mets are not currently pursuing a deal for the utility man.

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Bob Nightengale of USA Today tributes the life of Kevin Towers in a very touching piece. Towers was loved and well respected by all, he will be missed.

According to theScore, MLB will implement new mechanisms to record dugout phone conversations in an attempt to eliminate sign stealing.

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, former Met Jon Niese and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a minor league deal with a spring training invite.

Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic has been told that reliever David Hernandez has agreed to a two year deal with the Reds.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports has said that the Brewers are talking to Yu Darvish, and said to be one of the more aggressive teams.

Heyman has also said that the San Francisco Giants and Andres Blanco have agreed to a deal worth $1.1M plus 4000K worth of incentives.

Heyman was also first on reporting that the Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Alex Avila have come to terms on a deal.

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation has said that former Mets prospect, catcher Xorge Carrillo, has signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite with the Rays.

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According to Baseball America, the Braves have averaged more than five prospects on the Top 100 prospects list for each of the 29 years the list has existed.

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