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Mets Morning News: Mets send 15 to minor leagues, Gee wins for "B" team

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

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The New York Mets fell to the Marlins yesterday, as Bartolo Colon made his first appearance of the spring. Colon gave up 3 runs in the fourth inning in what was a generally terrible day for Mets pitching. The Mets also beat the Marlins, however, in a "B" team game. Dillon Gee tossed 4 scoreless innings en route to an 8-0 victory.

Ike Davis will miss a week of practice, as he was assigned to wear a walking boot to protect his sore calf.

The Mets made their first round of cuts, yesterday. The most notable name on the list is that of Josh Edgin, but if the Mets plan to keep John Lannan around, it certainly becomes less surprising.

Wilmer Flores will get his much anticipated chance at shortstop today.

Marc Carig talks about how the Mets organizational philosophy has become "be aggressive on the basepaths."

Wally Backman had an interview to manage in the Dominican winter league.

The Mets will be looking to bring Duda back within the next two days, after his hamstring injury.

Jonathan Zeller talks about 1995, the year of the replacement player for the Mets.

The Brooklyn Cyclones website conducted an interview with former Met Brian Bannister.

Around the Majors

Cole Hamels will test his shoulder this week. If the outing doesn't go well, Hamels may be in danger of missing much of the first half of the season.

The Braves may be gearing up to make a run at Ervin Santana, as they look to bolster pitching depth after some injuries.

Barry Bonds told the media that he believes he should be in the Hall of Fame "without a doubt," yesterday.

Manny Machado is unhappy with his 2014 salary, saying that it was "disappointing."

Dave Cameron at Fangraphs models the 2014 free agent market.

Jeff Sullivan takes a look at how hitters really perform away from Coors Field.

Joe Maddon is doing his due diligence in teaching the Rays whole organization the loopholes of the instant replay system. Your move, Mr. Collins.

Yesterday at AA

Brian Wright reminisced on Bobby Jones' one-hitter in the NLDS.

James Kannengieser asked all of you to project Travis d'Arnaud's season.

Chris McShane told us who's hot and who's not, thus far in spring training.

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