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Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets fell to the Nationals 6-3, as Dillon Gee allowed four runs to score over 6.1 innings.
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Zack Wheeler takes the hill in game three of the Mets' series with the Nats this evening. He'll face off against Dan Haren.
The Mets recalled Ruben Tejada from his exile in Triple-A Las Vegas today. Tejada took the high road after Sandy Alderson criticized his work ethic a week ago. Even with his struggles, Terry Collins says that the young shortstop has a chance to win back the starting gig.
Bobby Parnell will have surgery on a herniated disk in his neck on Tuesday. Sandy Alderson says he should be ready for 2014.
Surgery for Matt Harvey is still up in the air, as the ace will visit with Dr. James Andrews next week. Harvey says he feels great and is still hoping to avoid surgery.
Andy Martino reported yesterday that Shin-Soo Choo is the Mets' top free agent outfield target for this winter. That .291/.425/.471 line would look great in orange and blue.
Justin Turner is going to have an MRI on his hamstring, which he injured during last night's game.
Bad news for you radio listeners out there: WFAN has dumped the Mets for the Yankees beginning in 2014. No word on where Mets games will end up but whatever station they go to, it won't feature this jingle.
The preliminary 2014 schedule was released yesterday and the Mets will play the AL West in interleague games.
Yesterday At AA
Pack Bringley reviewed Matthew Callan's baseball-themed novel "Hang A Crooked Number".
Greg Karam recaps Savannah's loss in the opener of the SAL Championship series.
Around the NL East
The Braves defeated Tom Koehler and the Marlins by a score of 4-3.
Tyler Cloyd got rocked as the Phillies fell to the Padres 8-2.
Bryce Harper is hurt but isn't allowed to talk about his injury.
Around the Majors
Derek Jeter is stuck in a holding pattern and still unable to play with his ankle injury. With Jeter out and Eduardo Nunez being Eduardo Nunez, the Yankees acquired defensive wiz Brendan Ryan from the Mariners.
Rob Neyer wonders where the innovative MLB managers are.
Jeff Sullivan thinks Josh Donaldson should be in the AL MVP picture.
The National League has quite the crop of rookie starting pitchers, beginning with Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez.
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