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

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets came back yesterday to defeat the Tigers 3-2 thanks to Matt Clark's two-run double in the 9th inning. Noah Syndergaard's command was shaky but he was happy with the outing. Syndergaard is following the same path as Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler.

Sandy Alderson doesn't want to put Ruben Tejada under a microscope yet.

Daniel Murphy is out and his shin injury appears to be more severe than just a scrape. Ike Davis and Lucas Duda are still not ready for games either.

Zack Wheeler is making his two older brothers proud as he establishes himself in the big leagues.

Mike Vorkunov has a Q&A with lefty John Lannan.

Around the Majors

Peter Gammons wrote about Billy Beane and the new strategies he used this offseason.

Joel Sherman says that Carlos Beltran is unfairly judged after his stint with the Mets. Anybody who holds a grudge against him just doesn't get it.

The Houston Chronicle has a great piece on the proprietary database, nicknamed "Ground Control", that the Astros front office created.

It sounds like Ervin Santana is deciding between offers from the Orioles and Blue Jays but he's prepared to wait days to make a decision.

Matt Carpenter and the Cardinals have agreed to a six year, $52 million contract extension.

Jonathan Papelbon believes the Phillies will have a top 5 bullpen this year. Okay.

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