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Mets Morning News: A very Familia ending saves it for pitcher/slugger Bartolo Colon

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

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Meet the Mets

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Jeurys Familia has transformed into an All-Star caliber pitcher.

David Wright is joining the Mets in San Diego, though he'll only be watching and not playing. Meanwhile, Ruben Tejada is successfully taking over for the Mets' third baseman. Never thought you'd read that, right?

Mets pitchers have learned how to hit this year after an awful 2014 at the plate.

Here are four players that the Mets could target this July 31. Ben Zobrist definitely seems like a great fit given his versatility and while it's probably a pipe dream, Aroldis Chapman combining with Familia at the back of the pen would be unbelievable.

Around the NL East

While the Mets lost 3 of 3 to the Marlins, the Nationals outdid them getting swept by the Reds!

Juan Uribe and Jace Peterson helped the Braves come back to beat the Giants.

Just in case you were unsure, the Phillies are a bad, bad team. They lost 4-1 to the Rockies.

Around the Majors

What's gotten into the Twins? They won 20 games in May, the most they've won in a month since June 1991.

Stephen Strasburg's in the midst of a nightmare season, in which a neck injury has sent him to the DL.

We mentioned Zobrist up above but it appears the Cubs want him, not shocking given Joe Maddon managed him in Tampa.

Good for Josh Hamilton, who hit a walk-off pinch hit double for the Rangers yesterday.

Joey Votto walked on a 3 ball count yesterday. No need for that 4th one, I guess.

This Date In Mets History

IT HAS HAPPENED! Three years ago today, Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets' history!

Yesterday At AA

Dillon Gee makes his (triumphant?) return to the rotation on Wednesday!

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