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Mets Morning News: Get ready for some deGromination in the Nation's capital!

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

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Meet the Mets

Jenrry Mejia is headed to the disabled list but there was positive news, as he's only suffering from elbow inflammation and does not have a tear. Erik Goeddel will get the promotion, while Jeurys Familia is likely to get the first crack at replacing Mejia in the closer's role. Should Jerry Blevins pitch to lefties in the 9th inning? It probably makes some sense.

On Opening Day, the Mets used an unusual lineup and they plan to stick with that going forward. The lineup will work eventually to maximize run production.

While their victory on Monday was nice, it's important not to put too much stock in it given past history. Beating the Nationals, however, will be a huge key for the Mets.

Lucas Duda and the Mets couldn't agree to a contract extension but the two sides appear open to dialogue in the future.

The Mets' Double-A team will be with the Binghamton franchise for the foreseeable future, as they extended their affiliation through 2020.

Around the NL East

Mat Latos got rocked for 7 runs in 2/3 of an inning as the Braves rocked the Marlins 12-2.

At Fish Stripes, here's an overreaction to Opening Day.

Federal Baseball reacted to the Nationals' 25 man roster and to Michael Taylor hitting in the leadoff spot.

The Good Phight ranked a bunch of the Grapefruit League stadiums.

Around the Majors

Matt Cain is headed back to the DL with some elbow trouble.

R.A. Dickey is slowing down his knuckleball in order to get better control of the pitch. He's really slowing down the rotation of the Earth, though.

MLB spring training attendance this year surpassed 4 million, a record!

The Diamondbacks released Cody Ross and he'll sign with the Athletics once he clears waivers.

Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was nearly beaten to death at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011, has received no insurance money thus far and is only going to wind up getting $6 million of his $14 million settlement due to the insurance system.

DRaysBay put together a list of MLB teams as Game of Thrones characters.

Yesterday At AA

Where did the players on the Mets' Opening Day roster come from?

Bartolo Colon beat the Nationals with lots and lots of fastballs.

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