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Mets Morning News: Army of stranded baserunners dooms Mets in Chicago

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

Jeffrey Phelps

Meet the Mets

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Homegrown players promoted from AAA Las Vegas have helped provide a boost to the Mets this year. He's not homegrown but the Mets will recall Andrew Brown from Vegas.

Lefty Dana Eveland was a superstar in Korea last year but is happy to be back in the states.

Terry Collins says that the firing of Dave Hudgens "got people's attention".

Eric Young Jr ran outdoors in Port St. Lucie yesterday.

David Wright is trailing Nolan Arenado in the NL All Star vote.

Daniel Murphy was invited to speak at the White House about being a working dad.

Yesterday At AA

Steve Sypa previewed Kyle Freeland and Eric Fedde, both potential 1st round picks in Thursday's MLB draft.

Joe Sokolowski ran down the week in Mets quotes.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series with the Cubs.

Aaron also reviewed the uniforms the Mets wore over the past week.

Around the NL East

John Buck's two-run homer helped the Mariners defeat the Braves 7-5 last night, while the Nationals crushed the Phillies 7-0, and the Marlins blanked the Rays 1-0 behind Henderson Alvarez.

Around the Majors

Dirk Hayhurst wrote about the bullshit "unwritten rules" that veteran players uphold.

Larry Bowa ripped the Phillies apart on the radio before last night's game. Guess that didn't work.

Rangers lefty Matt Harrison had lumbar fusion surgery, which could threaten his baseball career.

Pablo Sandoval's foul ball broke a Reds beat reporter's laptop.

MLB Fan Cave created a great clip of Vladimir Guerrero hitting 50 Cent's ceremonial first pitch.

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