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Mets Morning News: Come and play with us, Zacky, forever, and ever, and ever

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets rounded out their 40-man roster yesterday by adding some top prospects, and making some confusing decisions on others.

Zack Wheeler generated some buzz yesterday when he said that he didn't want to be traded because he "knew what was about to happen" in Flushing.

Dan Martin suggests that Zack Wheeler wanting to stick it to the Giants is his primary motivation.

Ernie Palladino says that, despite the Mets surplus of pitching, they can't find a trade partner.

Pat Roessler, former Yankees minor league director (obligatory "why would they need one of those?"), was hired by the Mets as an assistant to Kevin Long.

Former Met Ike Davis was designated for assignment by the Pirates yesterday. It might be hard for certain beat writers to tweet every one of his hits while he's unemployed.

Around the NL East

Could the Nationals be in on Max Scherzer? According to Ken Rosenthal, they just might be. According to Chris Cotillo, however, they'd likely need to move Doug Fister or Jordan Zimmerman first.

The Phillies are reportedly losing interest in Yasmany Tomas.

Eno Sarris wants to know if the Braves can fix Shelby Miller.

Around the Majors

Grant Brisbee thinks that Yasmany Tomas is headed to New York. Just not with the Mets, because,  ya know, Michael Cuddyer.

Major League Baseball has said that manager's challenges will return to the replay system in 2015.

The Dodgers grabbed reliever Joel Peralta from the Rays in a four-player swap.

Jeff Sullivan talks about how Yasiel Puig made a change that has helped him immensely.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane ran through the Mets 40-man, as it's currently constructed.

Michael Avallone profiled Chase Headley and all the reasons he won't be on the Mets in 2015.

Colby Conetta explains how David Wright's career has the second-longest roots in baseball.

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