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Mets Morning News: I fought the Law and the Law ranked the Mets' farm system 6th best in baseball

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


Meet the Mets

Keith Law released his farm system rankings and placed the Mets 6th best in the league. #6org

Sandy Alderson said in an interview that the Mets are unlikely to sign shortstop Stephen Drew and that they may be done handing out big league contracts this offseason. Well, that's a quick change from his comments last Friday at David Wright's charity event.

At Sweetspot, Dave Schoenfield listed Ike Davis among five players who are in "make-or-break-seasons".

The New York Penn League All Star game is coming to MCU Park this summer.

Former Mets catcher Barry Lyons has opened up about his battle with depression.

Mike Kerwick is leaving the Mets beat after two years at the Bergen Record.

Around the Majors

MLB has approved a new protective cap with padding for pitchers. Good to hear, though the current model certainly looks a little bulky.

Will Leitch looked at 16 years of MLB prospect rankings over at Sports On Earth.

Rob Neyer is leaving SB Nation and wrote his final article yesterday.

Morris Greenberg looked at the sustainability of Left On Base Percentage (LOB%).

Albert Pujols made an appearance on Sesame Street.

Craig Calcaterra's daughter wrote about baseball at Hardball Talk. Hey, she's pretty good for a 10 year old!

Yesterday At AA

Amazin' Avenue Audio episode 51 is available for you to listen to!

Chris McShane asks what happens if the Mets decide to pass on Stephen Drew. How many years should the Mets give to the free agent shortstop?

Rob Castellano reviewed the notable prospects on the Binghamton Mets (and there were a lot of them!).

Ari Berkowitz previewed the long shots to make the Mets' bullpen on Opening Day.

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