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Mets Morning News: "Speedy" bat claims Home Run Derby crown

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

Rob Carr

Meet the Mets

The Mets didn't play last night, and no Met took part in the Home Run Derby, but it was still an entertaining show. Using a new format, Todd Frazier beat Giancarlo Stanton on the National League side, but would fall to Yoenis Cespedes, who defeated Jose Bautista on his way to the title. If you want to relive the action, here's a recap of the event.

John Harper writes that the Murphy trade talk has waned after his All-Star surge.

Adam Rubin reports that the Mets are aggressively shopping Bartolo Colon for shortstop and left field help.

Joel Sherman suggests that the Mets may be on the doorstep of retaking New York from the Yankees.

Kevin Kernan writes about Noah Syndergaard's ambitious plan to become an All-Star next year.

Mets farmhand Allan Dykstra took home the Triple-A Home Run Derby crown last night. Congrats Allan!

Toby Hyde writes about Champ Stuart's amazing accomplishment in Savannah.

Around the NL East

Ruben Amaro took to the press to say that the Phillies will take a "realistic" approach to the trade deadline.

Cliff Lee was touched up in a minor league rehab start yesterday.

The Georgia Court of Appeals is set to dismiss an odd case against the Atlanta Braves.

Around the Majors

Richard Sandomir writes how the public is becoming less interested in the All-Star festivities, and its TV ratings show it.

Tyler Kepner says that the A's All-Stars are a bunch of hidden gems.

The Blue Jays have picked up former top prospect Brett Wallace.

Jayson stark writes that the Home Run Derby puts an exclamation point on the legend of Yoenis Cespedes.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke looks at the Mets uniforms from the past week.

Chris McShane gives us player performance meters for hitters and pitchers.

Chris McShane also asked if the Mets approach has changed under Lamar Johnson.

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