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Mets Afternoon News: Rocky mountains, rocky pitching

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

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Meet the Mets

Choose Your Recap: Amazin' Avenue Short, Long,, ESPN NY, Daily News, New York Times, Star-Ledger, NY Post, Newsday, Bergen Record

Bud Selig was in attendance for yesterday's game and don't worry, folks, he has confidence in Mets ownership and Sandy Alderson!

Eric Young Jr is now the Mets fourth outfielder and he's realistic about his role.

Mookie Wilson spoke with the Star-Ledger about his new book and his "hood ornament" comments.

Terry Collins says Jeurys Familia has the best stuff in the Mets bullpen. It may not be long before Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero join him in there.

Catcher Travis d'Arnaud is working to build a rapport with his pitchers.

MLB is looking to trim the getaway-day night games that the Mets have had a couple of.

Yesterday At AA

Episode 66 of the Amazin' Avenue Podcast is available for your listening pleasure.

Matthew Callan continues his look at the 1999 Mets, as Roger Cedeno heats up and the pitching...stinks.

Around the NL East

The Nationals rallied for a 5-3 win over the Phillies last night, while the Braves dropped their fourth straight, 2-1 to the Giants, and the Marlins beat the Dodgers 6-3.

Around the Majors

The Tigers inked free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan yesterday.

Baltimore continues to have discussions with free agent Kendrys Morales.

Royals manager Ned Yost is pretty bad at managing a bullpen.

Mark SImon wrote about Collin McHugh's successful first two starts with the Astros.

Jeff Sullivan looked at the last month's wildest swings.

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