Mets Morning News: Love the Mets? Love the Mets.

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

The Stephen Drew saga could continue into June in order for the shortstop to bypass the draft pick compensation. With Drew and agent Scott Boras holding out, the Mets may turn their attention towards Mariners SS Nick Franklin, though they're not the only team interested. Jon Heyman reports that the Rays have interest in the infielder.

Curtis Granderson wants more at bats than the Mets planned to give him this spring. This is what it'll sound like when Granderson steps up to the plate at Citi Field.

Travis d'Arnaud wants to help the Mets win a ring. He seems like a pretty intense dude. Meanwhile, Travis' brother Chase d'Arnaud is on the waiver wire after getting DFA'd by the Pirates and Travis would love to play with him.

Dan Warthen says that Rafael Montero has a perfect delivery.

Maggie Wiggin wrote about Jenrry Mejia's long, strange journey.

Toby Hyde continued with his Top 41 prospect list by looking at right hand pitchers Luis Cessa and Robert Gsellman.

Around the Majors

Sad to hear this but Johan Santana tossed a bullpen for multiple teams and apparently barely cracked 80 MPH with his fastball.

Ted Berg checked out the Orioles biomechanics lab, which is run by former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson.

Boston University is offering a free online course entitled Sabermetrics 101 that can be audited by anyone. So if you'd like to learn a little about basic sabermetrics, this is your chance to do it for free in the comfort of your home. Don't say you weren't offered the opportunity!

Wendy Thurm looked at 2014 payroll allocation by position.

At Grantland, Ben Lindbergh writes about how MLB is going to live less dangerously thanks to the new rules on home plate collisions.

Beyond the Box Score compiled the consensus top 160 prospects in baseball by combining a number of different lists.

Yesterday At AA

Steve Sypa previewed Steven Matz's season.

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