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Mets Morning News: Jenrry Mejia's Identity Confirmed, Daniel Murphy Taking Things Slow

New York Mets related news and links for February 21, 2013

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Cesar Puello was linked to the Biogenesis PED mess on Monday, and yesterday he was made available to reporters to answer questions. Unfortunately for those reporters, Puello didn't take the time to answer anything about the PED issue. Hopefully they just let the kid get ready for the season and move on, and just leave the subject alone until MLB finishes its investigation.

Daniel Murphy is taking his time in returning from the injury he's dealing with, so he's not still dealing with the injury after the season gets underway. Jerry Manuel would prefer he simply start taking hacks from the right side of the plate.

Zack Wheeler faced big-league hitters yesterday, and it seemed like he managed to impress everyone in attendance. Jerry Manuel would prefer he not be sent to AAA to start the season, as the team needs an electric arm in mop-up duty.

Jenrry Mejia is who we thought he was, a 23-year old Dominican in need of secondary pitches named Jenrry. He'll be arriving at spring training shortly, and will probably be in Terry Collins' dog house.

Yesterday at AA

Episode 8 of Amazin' Avenue Audio is now available for you to listen to at work.

Matthew took a look at recent projections about the Mets' records over the past four years, and there were some interesting similarities between Vegas and PECOTA's accuracy.

James continued the community projection series with the injured Daniel Murphy.

David looked at February 20 in Mets' history.

Eno took a look at Dillon Gee, and it should be something that makes most gee fans smile. Plenty of other pitchers out there have gone on to have decent amounts of success without having much of a fastball to work with.

Around Baseball

MLB laid out the criteria for a potential A's move to San Jose, a move that would make anyone that has ever set foot in the Coliseum smile.

FanGraphs takes a look at Adam Lind, an "outfielder" likely to be available next winter or at some point this summer.

MLB has mandated that all major league players using a single earflap helmet will have to use the one of their choosing. And no, it's not the David Wright specialty.