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Mets Morning News: Byrd powers an Amazin victory, Vote for Nimmo!

New York Mets related news and links for June 28, 2013

Vote for Nimmo!
Vote for Nimmo!
Patrick McDermott

So Marlon Byrd, Mets hero? Who saw that one coming in the spring? Regardless, Byrd was the word last night as the Mets beat the Rockies by a score of 3-2. If the Mets front office don't feel like they've got a legitimate shot at contending this season, Byrd might actually be able to net a fairly useful part going forward at the deadline. The full box from the game can be found here.

A pair of Mets minor league players will be featuring in the futures game, with pitching prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero selected to take part in the event. There's a chance the Mets could also have a third prospect involved, and you can vote for Brandon Nimmo by clicking this link. SPeaking of Syndergaard, Fangraphs had a Q&A.

It's been kind of a crummy summer as far as weather goes around me, and I'm sure it has been much of the same for any of our readers in the Northeast. Fear and Faith had a few good things to write about though, and I'd suggest you give it a read.

Rob Neyer had a piece on R.A. Dickey, so naturally we're going to link to it.

Yesterday at AA

Episode 25 of Amazin' Avenue Audio launched, I'd recommend you take the time to give it a listen.

Rob took a look at what those of you going to the all-star game will have available to eat.

June 27 in Mets history featured the signing of Ed Kranepool

Around the NL East

Five years and 125 million seemed like a bright idea at the time, right Rube? I'd have loved to see Amaro's expressions during the Ryan Howard comedy show last night in a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers.

The other game in the division featured the Nationals losing to Arizona. Natitude baby!