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Mets Morning News: Harvey is all the rage in Port St. Lucie, Gelbs is the new Burkhardt

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Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey's return has brought a rare buzz to Mets camp, writes the Times. The pitcher says that there weren't tensions between him and the Mets last year, despite how things appeared publicly. The ace is also happy to be donewith specialized Tommy John recovery workouts.

The Mets should make the playoffs this year, says manager Terry Collins.

Let's check in with Steve! It's official: Steve Gelbs will fill the void left by beloved SNY reporter Kevin Burkhardt.

Speaking of SNY, Nelson Figueroa will be filling Bobby Ojeda's shoes, and...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Jacob deGrom is excited about the Mets' rotation this year. Hey, me too!

The Mets made some Oscar predictions.

On this date in Mets history, the club acquired Dick Stuart.

Around the National League East

The Nationals have exercised a club option to retain manager Matt Williams for the 2016 season.

Around Major League Baseball

Washington was not alone in extending its manager, as the Red Sox locked up John Farrell through the 2017 season.

Joey Votto had some good things to say about all the debate over his approach at the plate.

The Yankees are excited about Nathan Eovaldi's untapped potential. Perhaps they have been watching a different pitcher than the rest of us.

Yesterday at AA

Curtis Granderson could see some time in the leadoff spot again this year.

Eric Campbell is doing some catching work in spring training this year, though it's hard to see how that makes him significantly more valuable on a team that will clearly carry two other catchers.

If things are going well in the ninth inning when Bobby Parnell returns, he won't be getting his old gig back.

Here's our season preview of Jeurys Familia, one of the hardest-working relief pitchers in baseball in 2014.

There were some updates on how Matt Harvey's season will be handled.