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Mets Morning News: Young relievers will hold down the fort until Bobby Parnell's return

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

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Meet the Mets

Bobby Parnell is likely to miss 2-3 weeks at the start of the regular season. It's not a problem, though, as the Mets young relievers have turned the Mets pen around. Jenrry Mejia says he's okay with any bullpen role this year. Vic Black loves New York City and is ready for a better spring than last year. If you have an Xbox One, he's also available to play with video games with you.

Michael Cuddyer thinks he'll hit with the Mets just like he did at Coors Field.

Dillon Gee is in Mets camp and hopes to stick with the team.

Jerry Seinfeld is willing to go to bat for Bobby Ojeda with a benefit. WOR is close to naming a new pre/post-game host for their Mets broadcasts.

At Fake Teams, Timothy Finnegan wrote about Wilmer Flores' 20-home run potential and included plenty of GIFs and pictures.

Around the NL East

The Marlins will consider moving the specious Marlins Park fences in.

Which numbers should the Phillies retire in the future?

Could the Nationals get involved in the market for 18-year old Cuban flamethrower Yadier Alvarez?

Center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr of the Red Sox is on the Braves' radar, says Peter Gammons.

Around the Majors

Alex Rodriguez apologized for all of his transgressions over the past few years in a handwritten letter. Meanwhile, Anthony Bosch was sentenced to 48 months in prison.

Jose Reyes' defense at shortstop has fallen but just how far?

Did you know that Bill Murray played professional baseball and got a hit?

Five teams are willing to spend over $70 million on Cuban infielder Hector Olivera.

Bad news for the Dodgers, who've lost Kenley Jansen for 8-12 weeks after having foot surgery.

Yesterday At AA

Andrew Felper wrote about Jacob deGrom's deGromination of NL East competition.

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