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Mets Morning News: They said that Queens could stay, they blew the Bronx away, and sank the Metsies out at sea

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

Rob Foldy

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Jenrry Mejia's hold on a rotation spot could be in jeopardy and Mejia told Jared Diamond that he'd now be fine with a late-inning relief role. The Mets could certainly use better relief options but I really hope the Mets give Mejia a little longer in the rotation.

The bullpen has been a huge black mark for Sandy Alderson's regime and it could derail an otherwise promising season, says Ken Davidoff. The team's crop of minor league arms are getting closer to helping out.

Terry Collins says that the Mets will get hot eventually and that they're in a good place despite some recent adversity.

Jeremy Hefner is very close to pitching off of a mound.

Toby Hyde writes that Brandon Nimmo is bigger, stronger, and faster after spending the winter at the IMG Academy.

The Wilpons' Madoff settlement has dropped again, this time down to $80 million.

Ex-Mets reliever Royce Ring is back in the organization as the GCL Mets pitching coach.

Yesterday At AA

Carlos Torres has a lat issue, which is just another great development for the bullpen.

Around the NL East

The Braves snapped their losing streak, beating the Cardinals 2-1 behind Gavin Floyd. The Dodgers defeated the Nationals 8-3 in Clayton Kershaw's return to the mound. Finally, the Phillies lost 6-5 to the Blue Jays in 10 innings.

Around the Majors

Orioles' catcher Matt Wieters is headed to visit Dr. James Andrews thanks to some elbow pain.

Mike Matheny has made some poor choices for the Cardinals so far.

The Marlins' offense has been great early on but is it real?

The Pirates offered top prospect Gregory Polanco a long term deal, which the outfielder turned down.

Johan Santana's velocity is ticking up, as he was reportedly sitting 86-89 MPH recently.

Want to see some rare footage from the infamous 1919 World Series?

Matt Cain cut his finger while trying to cut a sandwich into "fancy triangles". Probably not a good idea.

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