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Mets Morning News: Mets look to pound some Brews, and get back on track

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

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Meet the Mets

Former Mets outfielder Daryl Hamilton was killed yesterday, in an apparent murder-suicide.

Travis d'Arnaud will be back in the lineup tonight, after hyperextending his elbow on Saturday.

Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson are reportedly working hard to find answers for the Mets' most recent skid.

Ben Berkon says that bringing up Michael Conforto will help evaluate the Mets' needs.

Jared Diamond reminds us that the Brooklyn Cyclones have produced some very good talent.

Joel Sherman writes that the Mets' caution is understandable, but they must be careful not to fall into irrelevance.

Here's one that the denizens of Amazin' Avenue will disagree with; Mets fans were named the fanbase with the worst grammar, after a study by the Wall Street Journal.

Bob Klapisch says the Mets need to find themselves quickly, because no one is coming to help.

Matt Ehalt says that the production from some of the minor league call-ups is becoming an issue.

Around the NL East

The Phillies and Yankees got themselves tied up in a slugfest, but it was Philly who ended up on top, 11-8.

Owen Watson at Fangraphs tried to figure out Max Scherzer's place in history.

Around the Majors

ESPN's Outside the Lines program seems to have come across evidence that Pete Rose bet on baseball as a player in the 1980's.

Dave Cameron writes about different teams' systems for valuing prospects. This is probably a good read for Mets fans.

Rob Neyer reflects on forty-five years of one of the most influential books about baseball.

The Red Sox will retire Pedro Martinez's number next month.

Zack Hample, the baseball collector who caught Alex Rodriguez's three-thousandth hit ball, has said he'll meet with the Yankees about exchanging the ball for a donation to his favorite charity.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.

Chris Gaine wants to see Matt Reynolds in Flushing.

Jeffrey Paternostro took a good look at Michael Conforto in his most recent trip to see Binghamton play.

Alex Nelson profiled the Mets' selections between rounds 21 and 25 of the Entry Draft.

Matt Varvaro looked at who the best hitting pitchers were, for the Mets.

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