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Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Chris Cotillo writes that the Mets and Rangers may be looking into a package including Dillon Gee to be swapped for oft-injured Rangers shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar.

Matt Harvey returned to action today, as he faced live batters in anticipation of Friday's game against the Tigers.

Matt Harvey has been showing off a "new" weapon in practice this week, as he's been throwing a curveball.

John Harper writes that Noah Syndergaard is right for picking Matt Harvey as a mentor.

Kevin Kernan says that the Mets are right in not bringing Matt Harvey back for Opening Day.

Mike Vorkunov explained the thought process going into the Mets Opening Day starter decision.

After Sandy Alderson mentioned one of the Mets pitchers didn't like being shifted behind, Zack Wheeler came out today, saying that he's the one.

Former Mets draft pick and utility man Jeff McKnight passed away on Sunday.

Tim Rohan writes that both younger and older Mets are vying for the last bullpen slot.

Mike Vorkunov spoke to Juan Lagares about his elbow troubles.

Grantland's Jonah Keri suggested that the Mets are the nineteenth best team in MLB going into the season.

Our own Jeff Paternostro broke down Mets spring training on ESPN Radio 104.5 "The Team" in Albany.

On this date in Mets history: The City of New York wouldn't approve a new stadium for the Giants, paving the way for the Mets.

Around the NL East

John Stolnis suggests that one of the Phillies biggest weaknesses last year is what they did when ahead in the count.

Braves general manager John Hart spoke about the rebuilding process his team is going through.

Around the Majors

Ken Rosenthal has an interesting theory about the Astros; perhaps, their rebuilding plan is moving too fast for its own good?

Josh Redick got some interesting compensation for giving his number to Billy Butler.

Chris Mitchell llooks att how Yoan Moncada projects in MLB.

AJ Cassavell at Sports on Earth thinks that the teams that had the quietest offseasons could be the best off.

The Yankees continuing to retire numbers has had unexpected consequences on their equipment manager.

The Yankees had some trouble with a very, shall we say, mechanically gifted pitcher on Monday.

Kiley McDaniel writes that teams' July 2nd spending plans are coming together.

Yesterday at AA

Joseph Sparacio opined that Zack Wheeler should drop his changeup.

Michael Avallone previewed Jon Niese's 2015 season, while Chris McShane previewed Bobby Parnell.

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