Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Carlos Torres gave up a pair of home runs in the seventh inning as the Mets fell to the Braves 3-1 last night.
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The Mets and Braves close out their series in Atlanta with Dillon Gee taking on Kameron Loe this afternoon at 12:10 PM.
Sandy Alderson spoke to Mike Francesa yesterday about Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, and the impact of Matt Harvey's injury on 2014, among other topics.
New reliever Vic Black added a glove tap to his windup and that helped get his career back on track.
Jeurys Familia joined the Cyclones for their final two games of the season. Wilmer Flores is out as his ankle is still causing him problems.
Josh Satin plans to spend time working in the outfield this offseason with ex-Mets teammate Marlon Byrd, who promised he'd teach him.
The Binghamton Mets open up their playoff series with the Trenton Thunder this evening with Noah Syndergaard on the hill.
Yesterday At AA
James Kannengieser has another edition of This Week In SNY. Hooray for TWISNY!
Greg Karam has our Daily Farm Report for Tuesday.
Around the NL East
The Nationals beat the Phillies 9-6 but the most important thing is that Chase Utley finally responded to Mac's letter from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. YES!
The Marlins beat the Cubs 6-2 yesterday.
Jason Heyward was cleared to hit off a tee and play catch as he returns from a broken jaw.
Around the Majors
Former big leaguer Eric Byrnes wrote about the steroid era and how a Hall of Famer from the 70's and 80's used steroids.
With draft pick compensation tied to free agents and a lesser number of protected draft picks, Dave Schoenfield writes that there's more of a reason for teams to tank games now.
The Padres inked outfielder Will Venable to a two-year, $8.5 million extension. That's a shame because he was a guy I had my eye on as a possible corner outfield trade option.
Indians closer Chris Perez and his wife plead guilty to drug charges.
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