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Mets Morning News: Should fans have to wait longer for Matt Harvey's debut?

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

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Meet the Mets

On Wednesday night, Sandy Alderson and some other front office executives engaged fans in a question-and-answer session. Here's a recap of what went down.

CJ Nitkowski thinks it would be a bad idea for the Mets to hold back Matt Harvey's debut until the home opener.

Jon Niese told the Post that the Mets don't want to trade him. He also played down the confrontation he had with Terry Collins during the lefty's final start of last season.

Joel Sherman wonders why the Mets didn't spend money to back up some of the riskier parts of their roster.

The Brooklyn Cyclones will wear "Saved by the Bell" jerseys on June 24 this season. It's going to be tough to top "Seinfeld" Night, though.

This date in Mets history: On this date in 1998, the Mets traded A.J. Burnett and two others to the world champion Marlins in exchange for Ralph Milliard and Al Leiter.

Around the National League East

Fish Stripes measures how much the Marlins could improve if they make a splash with James Shields.

The Good Phight feels that once Shields signs, the market's demand for Cole Hamels could intensify.

Federal Baseball is finally finding out what we've known for a long time: Nobody likes Jayson Werth.

Around the Majors

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will have surgery. Martinez might be ready for Opening Day, but he also could be out longer.

Cubs infielder Logan Watkins was looking to make the club as a bench player this year, but instead he'll be sitting out with a torn Achilles' tendon.

Sports on Earth has 10 hitters who could bounce back from poor 2014 campaigns.

Baseball Prospectus did some research on pitch framing, and it's good news for Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame candidacy.

Grant Brisbee estimates what kind of money some of baseball's former stars would make in today's economy.

The Blue Jays will begin playing on a new surface this season. Hopefully it will be easier on Jose Reyes's legs than the old stuff.

River Ave. Blues shines a spotlight on the underrated career of Willie Randolph.

SiriusXM is launching a sabermetric radio program on its MLB channel.

A community college in Louisiana has a spot for John Hudek's daughter Sarah on its roster.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

James Rogers encouraged Mets fans to be patient with Matt Harvey in 2015.