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

Rich Schultz

Meet the Mets

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

Sandy Alderson spoke with MLB.com and said that it's time for the Mets to turn the corner.

Noah Syndergaard should return to the 51's rotation next week.

A youth movement in the bullpen has made the Mets relief corps way more effective of late.

Could the Mets use Jacob deGrom at shortstop at some point this season?

Kevin Plawecki is rising quickly through the Mets farm system and was included on this week's Baseball America prospect hot sheet.

Yesterday At AA

Steve Sypa profiled potential Mets first rounder Michael Conforto yesterday.

Mattew Callan's review of the 1999 Mets season looks at the Subway Series.

Around the NL East

The Nationals beat the Rangers 9-2 yesterday, while the Braves held off the Marlins, defeating them 3-2.

Around the Majors

At Baseball Prospectus, Noah Woodward looked at the "Injury Zone" for pitchers who have suffered arm injuries.

David Ortiz was mad at David Price after Price hit Ortiz with a pitch yesterday and incited a bench-clearing incident. The Red Sox had to use four different managers in last night's game.

The Cardinals are set to promote top prospect Oscar Taveras to the big leagues.

Dr. James Andrews is developing an iOS app that aims to reduce pitching injuries.

Blake Murphy of Fangraphs wrote about what happens when pitches are thrown right down the middle of the plate.

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