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Mets Morning News: Juanderful Juan Lagares shows why he should be in the lineup every day

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

Greg Fiume

Meet the Mets

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The Post reports this morning that Saul Katz unsuccessfully tried to persuade Fred Wilpon into selling his majority stake of the Mets. Katz's kids have no interest in running the team. Keep trying, Saul. You're our only hope!

Jenrry Mejia notched his first big league save yesterday and could do it again today, assuming he feels okay.

ESPN Stats took a look at Juan Lagares' plate discipline.

The promotion of Eric Campbell, a 6+ season minor league veteran, has worked out well early on.

Travis d'Arnaud's head injury hadn't improved as of Friday and the Mets are using caution with their young catcher.

Ike Davis has found a home in Pittsburgh, a place where he feels wanted.

Yesterday At AA

Bartolo Colon's applause for Juan Lagares' home-run robbing catch was our GIF of the game yesterday.

Around the NL East

Gio Gonzalez is set to have a precautionary MRI today.

The Phillies crushed the Reds 12-1 behind Cole Hamels, who picked up a round number in some stupid stat. Tom Koehler and the Marlins shut out the Giants 5-0. Finally, the Braves continue to struggle at the dish as they lost 4-1 to the Cardinals.

Around the Majors

A report from the Daily News says Alex Rodriguez was ready to quit baseball last year before Desiree Perez, an associate of Jay-Z, convinced him to fight MLB and the Yankees.

Moneyball 2.0 will deal with the study of team-oriented statistics, according to a piece in The Atlantic.

Bartolo Colon is one of the last Montreal Expos in the big leagues but there's still a fanbase up in Canada.

The awful Diamondbacks have hired Tony La Russa as their new Chief Baseball Officer. I'm not sure what that means but it can't be good for Kevin Towers, Kirk Gibson, and their brand of grission philosophy (La Russa will probably institute his own grission black magic instead).

Padres ace Andrew Cashner is hitting the DL with an elbow injury. Sigh.

Kyle Farnsworth signed with the Astros yesterday and then promptly allowed 2 runs in his debut. Ha ha.

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