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NL East Notes: Mets moves, Nationals options

The latest news from around the National League East.

New York Mets v Miami Marlins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Mets fans are having flashbacks to last season, when general manager Sandy Alderson pulled the trigger on a massive move, bringing in Yoenis Cespedes to help vault the team to their first World Series appearance since 2000.

Now, they are hoping that their GM can deliver again. Yet, he is tapering expectations, saying that a deal like Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs has teams asking a high price for all of their talent. Alderson is not comfortable giving up one of the Mets three prospects, ruling out a deal for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Instead, some bullpen help may be on the horizon.

More from around the National League East:

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Washington 58-41 — GB

NY Mets 52-45 5.0 GB

Miami 53-46 5.0 GB

Philadelphia 46-55 13.0 GB

Atlanta 33-66 25.0 GB