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Mets Morning News: MY EYES! The goggles do nothing!

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

Harry How

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Who will be the Mets closer in 2015 –– Jenrry Mejia or Bobby Parnell? It'll depend some on whether Mejia can make it all the way through this season.

Jacob deGrom returns to the Mets today and he's glad to get the chance to pitch more this season. Bartolo Colon is also back, as the Mets demoted Gonzalez Germen to Las Vegas to make room for him.

It appears the Mets made the right call sticking with Lucas Duda. Even with Duda's power in the lineup, the Mets still need more of it.

There was a scary moment in yesterday's GCL Mets game as first baseman Manuel Hilario collided into the second baseman's knee on a slide and went unconscious before going into seizure.

A report says the Mets are going to scout Cuban shortstop Roberto Carlos and third baseman Pavel Quesada.

Dilson Herrera is on fire at Double-A Binghamton and he has New York in his sights.

Toby Hyde answered some questions about Matt Bowman, Michael Conforto, and Marcos Molina.

Yesterday At AA

Daniel Stein-Sayles continued his perception gap series, looking at Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler, and Noah Syndergaard.

Eno Sarris talked to Jacob deGrom about the hard work he's put in.

Jeffrey Paternostro scouted non-elite prospect Wuilmer Becerra.

The numbers aren't matching up for starter Dillon Gee.

The Mets offense has been terrible in August. Why?

Matthew Callan looks back at Edgardo Alfonzo's huge 6-for-6 game.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series with the Dodgers.

Around the NL East

The Marlins demolished the Rockies 13-5, the Phillies clipped the Cardinals 5-4, the Braves topped the Reds 3-1, and the Nationals saw the Giants snap their 10 game win streak.

Around the Majors

The Red Sox have inked Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year contract. Castillo is unlikely to be the next star to emerge from Cuba, however, as 19-year-old shortstop Yoan Moncada appears to be it.

The minor league affiliate carousel has already started churning, as the Dodgers appear set to move their Triple-A squad to Oklahoma City next year, leaving Albuquerque open. Also in there: the Giants are moving from Fresno to Sacramento and the A's plan to move from Sacramento to Nashville.

Manny Machado is set to undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season.

The Angels search for starting pitching to replace Garrett Richards appears bleak.

Those awful blackouts based on location may be a thing of the past starting in 2015. This is great news!

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