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Mets Morning News: I'm never gonna dance again, Dillon Gee has got no rhythm

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

Jason O. Watson

Meet the Mets

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There's some good news as Jacob deGrom is scheduled to start on Saturday. Also, Rafael Montero could start to see work out of the bullpen.

Juan Lagares is having a phenomenal month of August in the field.

Lucas Duda lets his bat do the talking, while Jenrry Mejia is still learning about this relief pitching thing.

The Mets' Matt Harvey problem is a Mets problem, writes David Roth.

How bad has the Mets offense been over the past month? Really, really bad.

At Beyond the Box Score, Justin Perline looks back on the longest home run in Citi Field history, a mammoth blast by Giancarlo Stanton off of Mike Pelfrey in 2011.

Toby Hyde wrote a little more about Dominic Smith's power. Noah Syndergaard's stat line doesn't look great but it might be deceptive.

Apparently, the Marlins were hungover when John Maine shut them out on the second to last day of 2007.

Around the NL East

The Nationals have won 8 straight as they defeated the Diamondbacks yesterday and the Braves have won 5 straight games. The Marlins beat the Rangers 4-3 in 10 innings, while the Phillies fell to the Mariners 5-2.

Around the Majors

Curt Schilling revealed he was diagnosed with mouth cancer, likely due to smokeless tobacco.

The Diamondbacks are planning to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for some strange reason.

AJ Burnett says he's probably going to retire after this season.

The Indians signed Scott Atchison to an extension with an option for 2016.

A study says that baseball bats with axe handles may increase power and protect against hamate injuries.

Here are 10 of the most underrated players in baseball.

The Cubs grounds crew couldn't get the tarp on the field.

Yesterday At AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets series with the A's, while I asked Alex Hall of Athletics Nation a few questions.

Maybe it's time for the Mets to move on from Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez.

Watching the Mets on DVR is baseball like it used to be.

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