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Mets Morning News: Mets surprise at the draft, by taking outfielder Desmond Lindsay

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets were off last night, but still managed to build some excitement with their selection of Desmond Lindsay, an outfielder from Bradenton, FL, with the fifty-third overall pick in the first-year player draft. Lindsay has been described as an "offensive machine," by some.

Anthony Dicomo said that the Mets think they've found "a hidden gem" in Lindsay.

Travis d'Arnaud and Dilson Herrera are likely headed back to New York to join the Mets on Wednesday.

Jacob deGrom took home the National League Co-Player of the Week award, after allowing just two earned runs in fifteen innings last week.

Mike Puma writes that Terry Collins and Curtis Granderson are on different pages with their expectations.

Matt Ehalt writes that the Mets still have ample talent in the minors.

John Harper says that the Mets becoming the dominant team in New York has a lot to do with the general manager.

Joel Sherman suggests that the Mets' pitching has become "a mess."

Around the NL East

The Reds used an Ivan De Jesus home run to break a 3-3 tie, and down the Phillies, 6-3.

The Blue Jays jumped on Brad Hand early, tagging the Marlins' pitching for six runs in the first, as they rolled to an 11-3 victory.

Around the Majors

Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson was taken first overall in the draft.

Ted Berg thinks that everyone would benefit from eliminating the MLB draft.

Jeff Sullivan evaluates the meaning of standings at this point of the year.

CJ Nitkowski talks about his draft experience, and the feeling of being drafted.

Astros top prospect Carlos Correa made his MLB debut last night, and grabbed a RBI on an infield single.

Yesterday at AA

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

Alex Nelson gave us a draft primer, in case you were confused about the many moving parts.

Chris Gaine writes the Mets have a 10% chance of drafting an All-Star.

Chris McShane posted a draft tracker.

Jeffrey Paternostro rolled out a late-night edition of the podcast.

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