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Mets Morning News: deGrom does his thing, Granderson uses the home run swing

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links!

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Two more home runs last night from Curtis Granderson, who has turned back the clock in a way nobody saw coming at age 34.

Breaking early this morning, Fred Wilpon has refinanced $700 million of Mets and SNY debt. While attendance is up at Citi Field this season, it's not enough to improve the facility's junk bond rating.

Bobby Parnell is on the DL after an eventful weekend and Logan Verrett has been summoned to replace him. Verrett is set to serve as a late-inning relief option.

The will they or won't they dilemma of Mets innings limits has been answered, as the Mets will not shut down their young pitchers.

David Wright has a somewhat more official return date to the big leagues and it's likely to be against the Phillies.

Around the NL East

The Nationals kept pace with the Mets, torching the Rockies 15-6 in Denver to snap a 6-game losing skid.

Tough day for the Phillies who not only lost 8-5 to the Blue Jays but also found out that stud rookie 3rd baseman Maikel Franco has a wrist fracture and that Chase Utley likely isn't getting traded (good or bad depending on your perspective, I guess).

Freddie Freeman is set to return to the Braves today, though that didn't help last night when the Padres blanked them 9-0.

The Marlins beat the Brewers 9-6 last night. There's no front runner for their managerial job yet.

Around the Majors

Dave Dombrowski has been hired by the Red Sox as the president of baseball operations and GM Ben Cherington has stepped down.

The Rangers have added Will Venable in a deal with the Padres. They DFA'd outfielder Michael Choice to make room for him.

Ted Berg wrote a great piece about the San Quentin Giants, a prison baseball team in California.

Clayton Kershaw made a blind, backhanded stop or he may have eyes in the back of his head.

Some dumb father endangered his kid while trying to get a baseball you could buy for a few bucks at a sporting goods store.

This Date In Mets History

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to Mets broadcaster and former pitcher Ron Darling!

Yesterday At AA

We wrote about how aces Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey each turned around their seasons.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series in Baltimore with the Orioles, while Colby Conetta looked back at the Mets last trip to the Inner Harbor in 2010.

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