Mets Morning News: Complete and total deGromination

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

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Dillon Gee returns to the mound tonight at Citi Field and in order to make room for him, the team demoted Gonzalez Germen back to Las Vegas.

Is Daniel Murphy a trade chip or a part of the team's future? Ken Davidoff writes that there would be a market for Murphy's services.

Jeurys Familia's transition into the Mets setup man has been swift.

The Mets' patience with Ruben Tejada is paying off, as the shortstop has been playing very well over the past two months.

Citi Field has never been a haven for Mets power hitters but the team has finally discovered a bit of a power stroke in their home park.

The stock of pitching in the organization still isn't enough for the Mets. Further down the organizational pecking order, Brooklyn pitching phenom Marcos Molina dominated in his start yesterday. Meanwhile at FanGraphs, Nathaniel Stoltz wrote about a pair of dominant Savannah relievers in Akeel Morris and Dario Alvarez.

Five Mets players rent an apartment in New York and essentially live like college students, writes David Roth.

Yesterday At AA

Aaron Yorke looked back at the Mets' uniforms over the past week.

Episode 76 of the Amazin Avenue Audio podcast focuses on Jon Niese's shoulder.

Around the NL East

The Nationals and Orioles were postponed yesterday, while the Phillies beat the Brewers 9-7, and the Marlins defeated the Diamondbacks 2-1.

Around the Majors

Billy Beane found the time in between winning games and making trades to write a piece in the Wall Street Journal about the analytics revolution going on in baseball.

Troy Tulowitzki might request a trade from the Rockies this offseason, reports Ken Rosenthal.

At Minor League Ball, Nick Melotte looked at some ridiculous minor league stats from this season.

Ruben Amaro spoke with Mike Missanelli and kind of made a fool of himself.

Bruce Markusen of The Hardball Times writes about the short-lived history of the Inter-American League, a Triple-A level sanctioned by MLB back in the 70's.

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