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Mets Morning News: A.J. Burnett's impending retirement party edition!

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

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets had another tremendous outing last night, as they broke the Phillies early by sending eight to the plate and scoring four runs in the first. Bartolo Colon looked excellent again, and Travis d'Arnaud provided the exclamation point with a three run blast. If you want to relieve the magic of Mets baseball, choose your recap here: Amazin Avenue long, short, NewsdayDaily News, New York Times, Star-Ledger, ESPN New York

Fred Kerber writes that a Bartolo Colon deal might happen, despite Sandy suggesting otherwise.

Kevin Kernan suggests that the Mets are better off keeping their young pitching.

Dan Martin writes that Jacob deGrom's innings are getting up there, and that's a problem.

Jacob deGrom was also named N.L. Player of the Week. Congrats Jacob!

Tim Rohan writes on the evolution of Lucas Duda.

Dave Hutchinson tells us that Travis d'Arnaud is finally having fun, which has contributed to his success.

Dana Eveland's x-rays returned negative, and Dice-K's injury is said to be minor.

Sandy Alderson told the press that he doesn't share Tony LaRussa's sentiments on knowing that players used steroids.

Alderson also suggested that the Mets would likely stay put at the deadline, for what it's worth...

Around the N.L. East

The Marlins came back from being down 6-0 to beat the Nationals, 7-6.

Ervin Santana had himself a night, as he struck out eleven en route to a 2-0 Braves win.

The Braves are reportedly looking to score Chris Denorfia from the Padres.

John Stolnis writes about the trade market for Cole Hamels.

Around the Majors

Derek Jeter - in case you were wondering, he's going to retire at the end of the year - surpassed Carl Yastrzemskion the all-time hit list last night.

Jeff Sullivan reviews Matt Kemp's trade value.

The Jon Lester trade market appears to be heating up, as two more clubs have shown interest.

Dave Cameron writes that the Dodgers shouldn't make a move for top-tier pitcher.

A Yankees fan, who found a Red Sox World Series ring, has returned it to the team.

The Dodgers made a move for Darwin Barney yesterday,

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane gave us his player performance meters. Pitchers can be found here, and position players here.

Paul Goebel gave us Jon Niese's trade profile.

Aaron Yorke previewed the current Phillies series.

Michael Donato gave us a lesson in Norse mythology.

Matthew Callan reminds us that we have a reason to be mad at the Hall of Fame, but it shouldn't be unexpected.

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