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Mets Morning News: Colon and Abreu turn the clock back a decade

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Rich Schultz

Meet the Mets

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Matt Harvey promised to get even with the pitchers who are throwing at David Wright. Why don't Mets pitchers protect their captain?

Jenrry Mejia had an MRI on his stiff back and it sounds like he'll be out again today.

Frank Viola is back with Triple-A Las Vegas and most importantly, he's healthy after heart surgery.

Tim Teufel talked about whether he uses video and defensive metrics in his preparation for coaching third base.

Thanks to the overwhelming duties of being a big league catcher, Jonathan Lucroy struggled to adjust offensively in the major leagues as a rookie. The Mets hope Travis d'Arnaud can follow his path.

The Mets inked a quartet of college draft picks, including their 9th rounder Michael Katz, who will head to Brooklyn to play with the Cyclones. Toby Hyde analyzed Brooklyn's initial roster.

Yesterday At AA

Alex Nelson continues his excellent scouting reports by running down the Mets 21st through 25th round picks.

Bobby Valentine and Bobby Bonilla fight, while Rey Ordonez hits in this week's edition of Matthew Callan's look back at the 1999 Mets.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets series with the Padres.

Around the NL East

The Braves defeated the Angels, the Phillies fell to the Cubs as Jimmy Rollins tied Mike Schmidt's franchise record for hits, the Nationals were blanked by Lance Lynn and the Cardinals, and the Marlins were knocked around by the Pirates.

Around the Majors

Jeff Passan wrote about MLB Advanced Media's new camera and radar technology and what it means for baseball going forward. Included within are great clips of Yasiel Puig and Andrew McCutchen catches (against the Mets, unfortunately).

A study shows that Phillies fans are the biggest front-running fans in baseball.

Chad Billingsley missed all of 2013 after having Tommy John surgery and now while on rehab, he tore his flexor tendon.

The Yankees added Heath Bell on a minor league deal.

Outfielder Quintin Berry, playing with the Orioles' AAA team, got into an argument with the first base umpire after hitting a single and decided to run around the bases after the umpire tossed him from the game.

Chipper Jones loves it when an Angel Hernandez call get overturned on replay. Me too, Chipper. Me too.

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