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Mets Morning News: How now, Brown cow? How now, Brown cow?

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

Joel Auerbach

Meet the Mets

The Mets made a number of demotions today, most notably sending Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero to minor league camp.

Diamondbacks scouts visited the Mets complex and took in some minor league action.

Matt Harvey still wants to stay with the Mets this season but Sandy Alderson says the team has yet to decide where he'll ultimately be. This led to some minor tension between Harvey and the team.

Adam Rubin reported that the Mets have again started calling teams who may be interested in Ike Davis.

Vic Black went fishing with SNY's Robert Brender.

Toby Hyde wrote about the 12th best prospect in the system, shortstop Gavin Cecchini.

Jon Niese may throw the 3rd or 4th game of the season. The lefty says he won't worry so much about the radar gun.

Around the Majors

Jonah Keri sat down with Billy Beane and Lew Wolff for a chat about the rise of data in the game and other topics.

Neil Paine looked at baseball's most surprising seasons both good and bad over at FiveThirdEight.

It's been a rough spring for pitchers, as Tommy John surgery has already claimed multiple seasons.

Fangraphs predicted the records for all 30 teams. They've got the Mets at 74 wins for the 3rd straight season.

The Phillies might want to trade Jimmy Rollins.

The Yankees and Red Sox had a delay yesterday due to bees. Bees!

Yesterday At AA

Mark Himmelstein wrote about why Jenrry Mejia should not start the year in the Mets rotation.

Daisuke Matsuzaka saw a bit of a late season resurrection in 2013. What's that all about?

Episode 59 of the Amazin' Avenue Audio podcast is available to listen to.

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