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Mets Morning News: Goodbye February, say hello to Harvey Day!

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey threw off a mound yesterday to actual batters and he says he couldn't feel better! Can Harvey become the Mets' version of A-Rod (in a not so bad way)?

Lucas Duda isn't close to hitting yet due to his oblique injury.

Could Bartolo Colon be the Mets' opening day starter? Conceivably yes, given he's on the roster.

Jose Reyes was critical of Ruben Tejada's work ethic since he took over as the Mets' shortstop.

The Mets moved the fences in, one of the most unique aspects of baseball.

SNY's new team members Steve Gelbs and Nelson Figueroa are both ready to report for duty.

Around the NL East

Check out Giancarlo Stanton's interesting new helmet.

Max Scherzer is already an ace pitcher and now he's added a cutter to his repertoire.

Melvin Upton Jr, the man formerly known as B.J., will miss 6-8 weeks with a foot injury. That might actually be considered good news for the Braves.

Who gets blame for the Phillies not being in on Yoan Moncada? Everyone!

Around the Majors

The MLBPA will be monitoring how the Cubs handle the promotion of Kris Bryant.

Juan Pierre announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the big leagues. Felt like he killed the Mets at the plate but I always enjoyed watching his pop gun throwing arm.

Aramis Ramirez says that 2015 will likely be his final season.

Johan Santana signed with the Blue Jays and he's his generation's last chance for recognition.

Here's a recording of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig attempting a comedy routine.

Yesterday At AA

Check out Amazin' Avenue Audio's spring training preview episode!

We previewed the 2015 season of relief prospect Akeel Morris.

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