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Mets Morning News: It's Opening Day! Let's argue about the lineup

Your Opening Day dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

New York's first regular season starting lineup is due out soon. Although Juan Lagares is expected to be batting first due to his strong spring training performance, Marc Carig says we could see Curtis Granderson bat first, followed by David Wright.

The most scrutinized part of the lineup, though, could be the starting pitcher. Terry Collins said that Bartolo Colon earned the gig, but no one is buying that.

Extension talks between Lucas Duda and the Mets have been tabled.

Mike Vorkunov talked to a bunch of Mets about Matt Harvey and came away convinced that the star right-hander is stronger than ever before.

A Huffington Post writer discusses the ethics of raising his son as a Mets fan. Dude, just do it because it's fun. Baseball is fun.

The New York Times is right. We should disagree with the Mets' lifestyle of losing.

Around the National League East

In case you missed it, the Braves made a huge trade with the Padres last night, unloading Melvin Upton Jr. as well as Craig Kimbrel. Talking Chop analyzes the deal.

The Nationals will start the season with some star players on the disabled list.

Federal Baseball has a sweet Series Preview Graphic for Nats vs. Mets.

Hopefully we'll see a bunch of Mets fans at Citizens Bank Park this season. Here's a monstrous new burger they can enjoy.

The Good Phight also wrote a neat guide on how to be a fan of the supposed-to-be-awful Phillies.

Michael Jong at Fish Stripes wrote about Opening Day memories.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cubs were defeated by the Cardinals last night at Wrigley Field, but the losers were the fans who had to urinate in unusual places due to extreme bathroom wait times.

The Indians signed both Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco to extensions. Kluber, who just won the American League Cy Young Award, is getting five years and over $38 million, while Carrasco gets three years and $22 million.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Colby Conetta wrote about things that could cause the Mets to struggle in 2015. Meanwhile, Owen Condon took the more optimistic approach.

Help choose a charity for this year's Amazin' Avenue Charity Pledge Drive.

guessed that the Mets would win two games in Washington this week.

This date in Mets history

In 1972, the club announced deals for Yogi Berra and Rusty Staub following the funeral of the great Gil Hodges.