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Mets Morning News: "There's a little bit of envy in the best of us. That's too bad, isn't it?"

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

Rich Schultz

Meet the Mets

Leading off, John Sickels released his top-20 Mets prospects for 2014. Before you check out John's piece, you better brush up on some Norse mythology.

At, Anthony DiComo answers a collection of questions about shortstops, and specifically why the Mets don't have a good one.

John Delcos looks at Mets players who are arbitration-eligible.

David Wright spoke with Adam Rubin about his life away from baseball, and his recent marriage. In addition to being a newlywed, David is also organizing a fundraiser for a Mets clubhouse staffer with cancer. I'll just leave this here:

Around the Majors

The Dodgers and the Yankees are the favorites to land Masahiro Tanaka, according to David Waldstein of the New York Times.

The Mariners are looking to add former Mets catcher John Buck as a backup to Mike Zunino.

Neil Weinberg takes a look at who should be in a re-imagined Hall of Fame.

Super-agent Scott Boras gave his stance on where PED users stand.

FanGraphs takes a look at pitch-blocking metrics.

The Chicago Cubs have a new mascot, which their public relations department may or may not have come up with after a field trip to Chuck E. Cheese.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke reviewed Marlon Byrd's short, but sweet, time with the Mets.

Today is a day celebrated around the world by Mets fans, Mike Pelfrey's birthday! Have a great day, Big Pelf!

Lastly, if you were playing at home, the quote in today's title is from Henry Koster's classic film "Harvey." Quite apropos, isn't it?

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