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Mets Morning News: Mets shut out Yankees, prepare for a very jolly Opening Day

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

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

In a game that finally settled the argument over who the best baseball teams in New York is, the Mets crushed the Yankees 6-0 in Port St. Lucie on Sunday afternoon. Matt Harvey was dominant with four strikeouts, zero walks, and two hits allowed in five-and-two-thirds innings, while the Amazin' offense hit three home runs off of CC Sabathia and four overall.

Perhaps both teams took this one a little too seriously, because there were injuries. Yankees outfielder Jose Pirela sustained a concussion by crashing into the outfield wall on a play that Juan Lagares would turn into an inside-the-park home run.

Wilmer Flores also left the game after fouling a ball off his foot, but fortunately X-rays were negative and he should be okay.

David Wright hit an opposite-field home run and made a nice diving stop during the game. Both feats are a good sign that Captain America is fully operational heading into the regular season.

An official announcement is expected to come later today, but we already know that Bartolo Colon will start for the Mets on Opening Day. Remember, it still only counts as one game.

The New York Times reports that Steven Matz doesn't see his glass half empty or half full. All his glasses are filled to the brim with grission.

Meanwhile, New York Magazine has a profile of Matt Harvey the celebrity bad boy.

Astromets reviewed Dillon Gee's career and wonders if he'll ever be as good again as he was between June 2013 and May 2014. Also, the Mets already had a great rotation last year if you go by xFIP.

Around Major League Baseball

For those of you preparing for fantasy baseball drafts, Brett Cecil has just been named closer for the Blue Jays.

Sports on Earth ranked all the third base coaches in the majors.

CJ Nitkowski lamented on the anxiety of cut day.

Atlanta's Joey Terdoslavich makes double plays look just as much fun as triple plays.

Here's a video of Sean Doolittle teaching his Oakland coaches about social media. Bob Melvin: "How do I make a duck face?"

This date in Mets history

In 1978, the team traded away longtime shortstop Bud Harrelson.