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

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Meet the Mets

Kristie Ackert said that Jacob deGrom has proved his rookie year was no fluke.

David Wright is still not ready for baseball activities.

Michael Conforto talked to the New York Times about how playing football made him a better baseball player.

Kevin Kernan wrote that the Mets should be thinking about a playoff run during the All-Star Game. He also opined that they should think about bringing in Todd Frazier.

Matt Ehalt gave us his midseason report card for the Mets.

Tim Brown writes that Brandon Nimmo is the perfect example of the pressure prospects face.

Marc Hulet from Fangraphs had some good news on Gavin Cecchini's stock.

Mike Puma discussed the team's sudden ability to hit at Citi Field.

Binghamton Met Josh Smoker is finally healthy, and is pitching well.

Around the NL East

Noted loudmouth Jonathan Papelbon had some choice words for the Phillies front office.

The Marlins may be interested in bringing Ichiro Suzuki back next season.

Around the Majors

Todd Frazier won the Home Run Derby in dramatic fashion last night, crushing a walk-off home run in bonus time to defeat Joc Pederson, in front of the home crowd.

The Home Run Derby drew rave reviews, as the new format seemed to be well-liked.

Owen Watson discussed how this year has become "The Year of the Rookie."

Jeff Sullivan looked at the worst-called pitch of the first half.

The All-Star Game ratings have dipped from decades ago, but they're still holding steady.

Yesterday at AA

Kate Feldman looked back at the history of Mets in the Home Run Derby.

PUPPIES!!! Puppy Avenue made its 2015 return!

Steven Jacobetz discussed how the 1990 Mets were the end of an era.

Ben Margolin recapped the Futures Game.

Colby Conetta looked at the five longest Mets home runs of the first half.

Steve Schreiber talked about how Mets fans took over the #AskManfred hashtag on Twitter.

Matt Varvaro posted a mind-boggler about the All-Star Game.

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