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Mets Morning News: It's hair against bears, as the scene shifts to Wrigley Field

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

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey did some throwing at Wrigley yesterday, and appears to be ready to go for a Game 5, should he be needed.

Jacob deGrom is ready to roll for Game 3, and says a big part of his preparation in believing in himself.

Owen Watson looked at how Daniel Murphy has become an overnight legend.

The Wall Street Journal talked about the amount of fastballs the Mets' staff throws, and how it's killing opposing hitters.

August Fagerstrom noted how well the Mets have done adjusting to Kyle Schwarber.

Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs said that no one in baseball does what Jeurys Familia can do.

Former Mets RA Dickey and Chris Young said that they're happy for the success the Mets have been having.

For Terry Collins, the twilight of his career has produced its signature moment.

Ken Davidoff noted that the Mets' use of the infield shift has frustrated the Cubs.

Tim Rohan discussed how Jeurys Familia went from relative obscurity to being one of the biggest pieces of the Mets' run.

John Harper theorized that bigger money over a shorter contract could keep Daniel Murphy with the Mets.

JP Morosi noted at JABO that the Mets youthful rotation is a rarity, historically.

Around the Playoffs

The Blue Jays made up for their lackluster offense, with an eleven run explosion in front of their home crowd, to beat the Royals 11-8. Troy Tulowitzki hit a monster home run, but was later ejected for arguing with the umpire. The Blue Jays were able to fend off a late charge from the Royals, and now trail in the series 2-1.

Around the Majors

Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We wish Daniel all the best.

Barry Zito announced his retirement yesterday, and discussed it in a Player's Tribune post.

Domonic Brown was removed from the forty-man roster by the Phillies, and passed through waivers unclaimed.

Yesterday at AA

Jeremy Binckes suggested that the Mets' bullpen has changed with Bartolo Colon in it.

Pack Bringley reminded us that the NLCS has different meanings to different people.

Steven Jacobetz looked back on the other NLCS appearances in Mets history.

Zack Wheeler is eyeing a June return, as he continues his recovery from Tommy John.

Joe Sokolowski took a look at all of the funny, smart, and dumb things said about the Mets this week.

Matt Varvaro looks to melt your mind trying to figure out Mets playoff starting pitchers.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets chose to pitch Tom Seaver on short rest in Game 6 of the 1973 World Series; a move that ultimately may have cost them the series.

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