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Mets Morning News: Mariners gift Mets a paddlin' on D-Wright's anniversary

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

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Meet the Mets

Despite being fired up for Jon Niese's return to the rotation, the Mets offense pulled yet another disappearing act and the club fell to the Mariners. Dustin Ackley played the villian for much of the night, contributing with an RBI double as well as robbing Travis d'Arnaud of a home run. If you'd like to relive the misery, here's your recaps: Amazin' Avenue, Newsday, Star-Ledger, NY Post, Daily News, New York Times

The Mets young players took David Wright out to dinner, and wouldn't let him pay.

Matt Ehalt caught up with David, who gave his thoughts on ten years in the Majors.

Mike Vorkunov also spoke with David, who talked about how vivid that first game still is.

Tim Rohan writes that David Wright, often without time to reflect, got introspective this week.

Matt Cerrone brought us up to date on the Bartolo Colon trade saga.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Mariners series.

Chris McShane gave his thoughts on David Wright's tenth MLB anniversary.

Chris McShane gave us a Mets mind boggler that will either have you thinking or feeling extremely dumb.

Around the N.L. East

Cliff Lee made his return for the Phillies last night and managed to get himself clubbed, giving up six runs over 5.1 innings, as the Giants beat the Phils 7-4.

Ian Desmond had himself a night, recording five hits as the Nationals took care of the Rockies 7-2.

Garrett Jones provided the game-winning hit for the Marlins, as they went on to beat the Braves 3-1.

Around the Majors

Andrelton Simmons continues to impress with the glove, as he made another ridiculous play last night.

Dave Cameron says that the Royals should move James Shields.

The Giants may be on their way to signing Dan Uggla, and that makes our friends at McCovey Chronicles mad.

Former Met John Buck is getting an opportunity with the Angels, after being cut by the Mariners.

Craig Calcaterra wants to know, "who is the next face of baseball?"

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