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Mets Morning News: Mets and Orioles continue to talk about Ike Davis, along with Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda

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


Meet the Mets

Word is that the Mets and Orioles are still talking trade and recently discussed not only Ike Davis but Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda as well. The Mets still like Eduardo Rodriguez, who the Orioles are not inclined to part with at the moment.

At Fangraphs, Jeff Zimmerman wrote about some concerns with Zack Wheeler's shoulder and control.

MLB Trade Rumors ran down the situations of teams that could use shortstop Stephen Drew and the Mets came up as the best destination for him.

We've heard a lot about the development soon to come surrounding Citi Field, but there's more coming to the area. A convention center and a 25-story hotel are going to be built across the Grand Central Parkway from the Mets' home.

Toby Hyde ran down the corner outfielders in the Mets system, beginning with Cesar Puello.

Former Mets pitcher Collin McHugh wrote about managing expectations.

Around the Majors

Jonathan Bernhardt tried to figure out who will be MLB's breakout pitching stars in 2014 and the first name on the list is Noah Syndergaard.

The Wall Street Journal has a piece on Bill James's Kansas Home.

Does every World Series champion team have a Hall of Famer?

At Beyond The Box Score, Bryan Cole wrote about bullpens and the effect that today's starter has on tomorrow's game.

Yesterday At AA

Dan Lewis wrote about Sandy Alderson's gambit with Ike Davis.

Chris McShane profiled free agent reliever and former Met Luis Ayala. Yuck.

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