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Mets Morning News: Wilmer Flores at shortstop is real and it's spectacular

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

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Meet the Mets

Wilmer Flores is the Mets shortstop now and he's out to prove his doubters wrong. What does the Mets infield look like from a fantasy perspective?

Jon Niese's shoulder is feeling good heading into 2015 after pitching last year with the feeling of "knives stabbing" after every pitch.

Commissioner Rob Manfred has a surprisingly reasonable take on PED's and the Hall of Fame. Good for Mike Piazza, hopefully!

In John Mayberry, the Mets added 2014's top pinch hitter to their bench.

With Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Vic Black, and Bobby Parnell, the Mets bullpen is stacked with fireballers.

The daughter of ex-Mets pitcher John Hudek will become the first woman to pitch in college baseball. Cool!

Around the NL East

How will the Nationals use lefty Jerry Blevins in 2015?

The chances of the Marlins adding James Shields are at "0 percent".

Should the Phillies go after Yoan Moncada? He seems a little too young and talented for their liking.

Talking Chop completed their Braves prospect list

Around the Majors

James Shields could sign soon and the Padres appear to be the leaders in the race, though nothing is imminent.

This could be the last year of Tim Hudson's career.

Just in case Flores doesn't work out for the Mets, it appears Troy Tulowitzki may get traded this summer.

Starting pitchers aren't the only pitchers throwing fewer innings.

Free agent catcher Jose Molina suffered a knee injury and is expected to be out a "long, indefinite period".

Yesterday at AA

We wrote about John Mayberry's pinch-hitting prowess.

What does the Mets arbitration situation look like next year?

Today at AA

The AARGH is happening this evening in Manhattan!

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