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Mets Morning News: Sandy Alderson's comedy hour visits the courthouse

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Meet the Mets

Sandy Alderson went to jury duty recently and made a joke about the Mets shortstop situation.

Lucas Duda has an oblique injury and we'll take a few days off from swinging. In better injury news, Bobby Parnell is set to face batters this weekend!

Six ugly years could come to an end thanks to the Mets young arms. Curtis Granderson thinks the Mets are ready to take back New York. Hopefully Granderson's bat isn't so Jekyll and Hyde in 2015.

Jeurys Familia is focusing on his fielding as well as throwing his four-seam fastball this spring.

Dilson Herrera's promotion to the big leagues last year brought tears to his eyes. Steven Matz isn't there yet but the lefty discussed the strides he made in 2014. Rafael Montero made his big league debut last year but will he make the club's bullpen out of spring training?

Around the NL East

The Phillies are the least analytic team in sports.

Wade Miley thought he would be a Miami Marlin. He's a Red Sox now.

How will the Nationals replace Tyler Clippard this season?

Despite ripping things apart, the Braves rotation doesn't look bad but who'll be the 5th starter?

Around the Majors

The Korean baseball leagues are developing into a strong breeding ground for big league talent.

Chris Davis has a new therapeutic-use exemption after he got suspended last year.

The White Sox and Dodgers' training facility has been overrun by scorpions!

Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis will serve as consultants to the Cubs. Damn, that makes me feel old.

Yesterday At AA

Michael Cuddyer thinks Troy Tulowitzki would be a good fit for the Mets. I agree!

We previewed the seasons of Anthony Recker and Ruben Tejada.

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