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Mets Morning News: Ike Davis is in the market for an eye patch and a parrot, Mets in the market for an answer to Aaron Harang

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Meet the Mets

Yuck. Aaron Harang shut the Mets down as they managed just one hit and lost 6-0 to the Braves. Again, yuck.

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The big news is that Ike Davis is now a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the Mets pulled the trigger on a trade yesterday evening. The Mets have received reliever Zack Thornton along with a player to be named later, which sounds like it could be a significant piece. Here's a roundup of the reactions to the deal, as well as the impact it'll have on the Mets' roster.

Davis and Sandy Alderson spoke to the media after the trade was announced.

The Mets are looking for more attitude from Noah Syndergaard, as Wally Backman challenged him to have the attitude of a #1 level pitcher and not just a middle of the rotation guy.

Steven Matz is on fire early on for Single-A St. Lucie.

Yesterday At AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets series with the Braves.

Matthew Callan continued his look back at the 1999 Mets.

Around the NL East

The Rockies torched the Phillies 12-1 last night, while the Marlins beat the Mariners 8-4, and the Nationals beat the Cardinals 3-1.

Around the Majors

Statistics show that aces don't get the benefit of close calls from umpires.

Grant Brisbee presents the 10 best team logos in baseball history.

Pace is the most consistent pitching stat, according to a piece at 538 dot com.

Not really news but the Boston dot com 404 error page is pretty awesome (or cruel if, you know, you're a Red Sox fan living in Boston).

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