Mets Morning News: Swinging in the rain, I'm swinging in the rain

Jim McIsaac

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

Meet the Mets

The Mets were rained out last night despite playing a few innings of ball. The Mets and Diamondbacks will play a doubleheader on Sunday and Daisuke Matsuzaka will get the spot start. Reliever Vic Black will join the Mets as their 26th man on Sunday.

Jenrry Mejia cleared a big hurdle in his transition to the bullpen.

Travis d'Arnaud is nearing a return but may have to play some rehab games before he comes back. Dillon Gee, meanwhile, should be back in June.

After hearing plenty of them his first month as a Met, Curtis Granderson doesn't understand why fans boo their players.

Jerry Seinfeld is a big Mets fan but he says "no thanks" to owning the team. New Jersey governor Chris Christie doesn't want to own the Mets but he'd love to be the General Manager.

The Mets have hired a new PR man to help the image of the team. Will he help the Mets win more games?

Reliever Miguel Socolovich has pitched well in Las Vegas and could be an option down the road if the Mets need another arm.

Toby Hyde looked at who's hot and who's not in the Mets farm system.

Jessica Quiroli has a great piece on Brandon Nimmo's season over at Minor League Ball.

Yesterday At AA

Aaron Yorke previewed this weekend's series with Arizona.

Matthew Callan continued his look back at the 1999 Mets.

Around the NL East

The Marlins and Brewers combined for 7 home runs in Miami as the Brewers won 9-5. Gerald Laird's bat (yeah, really) helped the Braves defeat the Rockies. The Dodgers shut out the Phillies 2-0 and the Pirates defeated the Nationals 4-3.

Around the Majors

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf is leading a campaign to appoint somebody else other than Rob Manfred as the league's new commissioner when Bud Selig retires.

Miguel Cabrera touched Adrian Beltre's head at third base yesterday and lived to tell the tale.

Yasiel Puig taught New Yorkers how to bat flip for everyday occurrences.

At Fangraphs, David Laurila spoke with Pedro Martinez, who said that pitching is like "caressing your wife".

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