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Mets Morning News: Some lefthanded pitchers may prove to break out for the Mets in 2015

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

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Meet the Mets

Lefty Steven Matz might just be the Mets next version of Jacob deGrom.

Is Jon Niese due for a breakout season in 2015? This Fangraph community piece points out a development late in Niese's 2014 season that could be a key to success.

Wilmer Flores may also have breakout potential with the bat, thanks to his elite strikeout rate.

Let's take a look at the Mets 2015 top 10 fantasy baseball prospects, according to Fake Teams.

Where do the Mets stand in the NL East headed into the 2015?

Under the radar catching prospect Xorge Carillo might be positioning himself for future big league success.

Around the NL East

Have the Marlins done enough this offseason to compete in the NL East in 2015?

Baseball America likes the job the Mike Rizzo and the Nationals did in their trades this winter.

Aaron Harang is rumored to interest the Phillies.

Trading for Manny Banuelos is a smart, low-risk trade for the Braves.

Around the Majors

Joe Posnanski looked at the former players who could get less than 5% of the vote on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.

Dan Haren does not intend to report to the Marlins and would like a trade to a west coast team.

So, uhh, what are the Yankees doing?

Here's a look at all of the holes on National League teams, which includes the giant one on the Mets roster.

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