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Mets Morning News: Bruised, battered, and back at .500

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Your Wednesday 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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Terry Collins is scheduling a meeting for tomorrow but he has nobody to yell at.

Travis d'Arnaud is back on the disabled list with a sprained left elbow and Johnny Monell is back up.

Pitchers Jerry Blevins, Buddy Carlyle, and Rafael Montero are still mostly idle. At least Jenrry Mejia began his rehab assignment in the GCL, striking out the side!

After clearing waivers, Dillon Gee is officially a member of the 51s.

Should the Mets swap Jon Niese for Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed? Is it time for them to sell?

Mets pitching prospect Tyler Badamo is pitching close to home with the Cyclones.

TRAID! Mets fans have the worst grammar of all MLB fanbases.

Around the NL East

What's up with the Phillies? They rocked the Yankees again, 11-6.

The Cardinals beat the Marlins 4-3.

Stephen Strasburg returned and looked good in a 3-1 victory over the Braves.

Around the Majors

Which three teams need to be active at the MLB trade deadline? The Mets should be one.

Cole Hamels trade talks are ongoing between the Rangers and Phillies.

Rusney Castillo was demoted to the minor leagues by the Red Sox after hitting .230/.260/.284.

Freddie Freeman is on the DL with a wrist injury.

This guy made an incredible catch on a foul ball while holding a baby.

SB Naton put together a roundtable discussion on the importance of Melissa Mayeux, the French shortstop who is the first woman declared eligible to sign as an international free agent in MLB.

This Date In Mets History

Today was a big day for Jerry Koosman in 1975!

Yesterday At AA

The latest episode of the Amazin Avenue Audio podcast was not the most positive of them all.

Jeffrey scouted rising pitching prospect Robert Gsellman.

The Kingsport Mets opened up their 2015 season yesterday! The Mets also drafted some interesting prospects in rounds 26-30.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series with the Brewers.

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