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Mets Morning News: So close yet so far away

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

Rob Foldy

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Sandy Alderson was furious after last night's defeat, unleashing an expletive in the Mets clubhouse.

Terry Collins spoke about why he sticks up for his players in his post game talks. Hey, it's much better than Jerry Manuel's habit of tossing everybody and anybody under the bus.

Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez spent time comparing Tommy John scars and notes. Harvey and the Mets have eased what looked to be a strained relationship.

Dillon Gee is going to start a rehab assignment soon and that means Jacob deGrom may move to the bullpen when he returns. Meanwhile, Juan Lagares played seven innings for the GCL Mets yesterday.

Travis d'Arnaud says that his struggles in the major leagues were all mental.

Toby Hyde recapped all of the minor league promotions that took place the last few days.

Yesterday At AA

Matthew Callan continued his look back at the 1999 Mets.

Chris McShane has some thoughts on the 2014 Cyclones, complete with video.

Around the NL East

Craig Kimbrel blew a save but the Braves still managed to defeat the Nationals last night. Meanwhile, the Phillies beat the Cardinals 5-1.

Around the Majors

Padres GM Josh Byrnes is on the hot seat, according to league sources.

The Blue Jays were down 8-0 and ended up winning 14-9. What's it like to have an offense?

23-year old outfielder Yasmani Tomas has defected from Cuba and could be a free agent this offseason. Tomas has some huge power and I would hope the Mets have some interest in him.

The Diamondbacks designated former Mets pitcher JJ Putz for assignment.

This is a weird play from last night's Phillies versus Cardinals game.

George Springer hit a long dinger off the Tropicana Field catwalk. Hey, that rhymes!

Here's some nightmare fuel from our friends over at SB Nation, writing about platoons.

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