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Mets Morning News: You may be shocked to learn that baseball teams like to sell tickets and make money

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

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Daniel Murphy could be ready for Opening Day, while Vic Black may not be. Murphy may get an outrageous number of at bats in minor league games. Wilmer Flores is going to resume light workouts.

Lefty reliever Jack Leathersich was demoted to minor league camp yesterday. Despite the questions about their lefty relief corps, the Mets have no interest in Joe Beimel.

Dillon Gee is likely to be the Mets' fifth starter, though Rafael Montero is still has an outside shot at claiming the rotation spot.

Ticket sales may have influenced the Mets' decision to start Jacob deGrom in the home opener and Matt Harvey in the second game. Harvey is fine with Bartolo Colon starting on Opening Day and deGrom starting the home opener.

Giants running back Rashad Jennings threw out the first pitch of yesterday's Mets game and shared a pretty funny story about his time playing baseball as a kid.

The Mets held a National Anthem search at Citi Field yesterday.

It appears that the Savannah Sand Gnats, the Mets' A-ball affiliate, are going to be on the move to Columbia, South Carolina. The city of Savannah is prepared for the team to jump ship.

Around the NL East

Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo spoke about the Yunel Escobar acquisition, even citing that he was a 4-win player in 2013.

The Marlins' rotation is set for the start of the season.

If Christian Bethancourt struggles for the Braves, they could see a lot of A.J. Pierzynski. Good luck there, Braves fans.

Rule 5 picks Odubel Herrera and Andy Oliver appear likely to make the Phillies.

Around the Majors

Former Mets pitcher Heath Bell announced his retirement after the Nationals cut him from camp.

Cuban slugger Hector Olivera has inked a $62.5 million deal with the Dodgers.

The Yankees recreated a classic scene from The Sandlot.

Roy Halladay is pretty fantastic on Twitter.

Grant Brisbee built a baseball team out of the worst contracts in MLB.

Yesterday At AA

Our podcast Amazin' Avenue Audio will be going live for a day in April at Foley's! Come and join us.

Should the Mets forget about gaming the service time system and use Noah Syndergaard out of the gate?

Was Zack Wheeler really pushed too hard by the Mets?

Who should hit leadoff for the Mets this season?

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