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Mets Morning News: Umpires nearly cost Mets, lack of offense does it instead

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

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Meet the Mets

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David Wright is headed back to New York today for an MRI on his left shoulder. Terry Collins says he was unaware of Wright's shoulder injury until yesterday.

Lucas Duda has been on fire in June and the first baseman is among the league's leaders in hard-hit balls.

Jared Diamond wrote about the Mets waving white towels and spoke to Vexillologists (a person who studies flags) to find out what it actually means.

Toby Hyde says that Dilson Herrera's development this season makes moving Daniel Murphy more palatable.

Gavin Cecchini is moving up the chain for the Mets and this piece has some positive quotes from scouts on the young shortstop.

Yesterday At AA

Matthew Callan continued his look back at the 1999 Mets.

Michael Donato reviewed the beer selection at Citi Field.

Around the NL East

The Braves beat the Phillies 4-2 yesterday. Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy caught Freddie Freeman's home run ball in center field. The Marlins fell to the A's 9-5, and the Nationals lost to the Cubs 7-2.

Around the Majors

The Angels and Pirates swapped former closers, as Jason Grilli heads to LA and Ernesto Frieri goes to Pittsburgh.

Pirates scout Rene Gayo gambled on Gregory Polanco and he turned into a star.

Ted Berg runs down the 2014 MLB All-Great-Hair-Team.

Sports Illustrated has a piece on the Astros long term rebuild.

Don't run on Yoenis Cespedes' arm. Seriously, don't do it.

Mike Trout is a murderer...of baseballs. Wow, that went a long way.

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