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Mets Morning News: Murphy's return means grit and hits

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

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

With Daniel Murphy set to return, the Mets are ready to shuffle the infield.

The Mets' young pitchers aren't too upset over the lack of offense.

Daryl Hamilton's funeral featured some touching moments from people around baseball.

Mike Petriello says that Curtis Granderson is finally earning his contract.

Victor Mather looks at other pitchers, besides Steven Matz, who have brought in a lot of runs.

Richard Justice thinks that the Mets' core of young pitchers should be an untouchable piece of the future.

Steven Matz has a deli sandwich named after him in an East Setauket deli, and even made an appearance, himself, while it was being showed off.

Ken Davidoff looks at some playoff odds, and how the Mets' pitching relates to that.

Rob Neyer writes that the Mets place on the success cycle is being dragged down by David Wright and Michael Cuddyer, amongst others.

Around the NL East

The Phillies dropped a 7-4 decision to the Brewers.

Andy MacPhail was introduced as the Phillies' newest team president, saying he would focus on sabermetrics-backed decisions.

Around the Majors

Cody Anderson took a perfect game into the seventh inning, but a Grady Sizemore home run changed that.

It's beginning to appear that the city of Oakland must decide if they want to keep the Raiders, or A's.

Joc Pederson hit his twentieth home run, and is now only two away from the National League rookie record.

Kiley McDaniel writes that signing July 2nd players has become even more complicated, than in past years.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane took over the podcast this week, and brought the Mets some positive vibes.

Steven Jacobetz continued his series on Dwight Gooden's 1984 season.

Thomas Conroy plays general manager, revises history, and signs Vlad Gurrero in 2004.

Chris Gaine compared Steven Matz's historic debut to other great Mets.

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