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Mets Morning News: Get Conforto-ble! Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson are also coming to Queens

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

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

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Friday was a day of moves for the Mets, beginning with the promotion of Michael Conforto in the morning. Michael Cuddyer is off to the disabled list and the Mets moved Rafael Montero to the 60-day DL to open up a roster spot. Conforto went hitless but did knock in his first RBI.

Just prior to game time, word broke that the Mets acquired infielder Juan Uribe and utility man Kelly Johnson from the Braves in exchange for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen. To make room, they designated John Mayberry for assignment and demoted Danny Muno, as well as moving David Wright to the 60-day DL. It seems like the Mets got themselves a great clubhouse presence in Uribe.

Trade talks aren't through for the Mets, who may be dangling injured starter Zack Wheeler for a bigger bat.

Why has Curtis Granderson's arm been better in right field than it was last year?

It's well past time for MLB and the MLBPA to look into the Mets' payroll issues.

Tom Seaver likes the Mets' young pitching but thinks they should pitch much more. +1 for the phrase "stud muffins".

Pedro Martinez will have a Mets jersey on display in Cooperstown!

Around the NL East

A bad start for Max Scherzer?! The Pirates defeated the Nationals 7-5.

The Cardinals beat the Braves 4-2.

The Padres beat the Marlins 3-1.

Jeff Francoeur drove the Phillies to a 5-3 win over the Cubs.

Around the Majors

MLB issued a statement disapproving of Colin Cowherd's statement about Dominican ballplayers and ESPN announced they will no longer air the host.

Scott Kazmir made a stellar debut for the Astros, shutting out the Royals 4-0.

The Cardinals acquired Steve Cishek from the Marlins.

Could the trade market for Cole Hamels be heating up?

Ouch! Oakland A's outfielder Billy Burns suffered a testicular contusion last night.

Imagine you get to the ballpark, go into the dugout, and discover a large alligator under the bench.

This Date In Mets History

Bob Murphy famously exclaimed that the Mets won the damn thing!

Yesterday At AA

We previewed Michael Conforto prior to his debut last night.

We have primer on Mets acquisition Juan Uribe.

Don't forget to read all the best Mets quotes from the last week.

Check out the making of our midseason prospect update.

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