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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom dominates, but Matt Harvey gets Opening Day nod

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Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets scored six runs off of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez on Thursday afternoon to earn a 6-5 victory in Jupiter. Jacob deGrom pitched three scoreless innings while Travis d'Arnaud and Curtis Granderson each drove in three runs during the win.

Steven Matz came in after deGrom and allowed three runs in four innings. The lefty has been frustrated with his spring training performance so far.

Terry Collins said that Asdrubal Cabrera's knee injury should not keep the shortstop out of the Opening Day lineup.

The skipper also announced that Matt Harvey would make the start in Kansas City on April 3. For the second game of the campaign, Collins is thinking about using two starters due to the abnormal early-season schedule.

David Wright is expected to play third base today in his Grapefruit League debut versus Washington.

In the wake of Adam LaRoche retiring because he was asked to refrain from bringing his son to work so much, deGrom is looking forward to eventually introducing his own child to the Mets' clubhouse.

Dilson Herrera reached base three times during his native Columbia's 9-2 win over Spain in a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament.

Around the National League East

Freddie Freeman went bonkers with a pair of home runs, but he couldn't stop the Braves from dropping both games of their split-squad afternoon.

Fish Stripes checks in on the health of some important Marlins.

Federal Baseball updates us on the Nationals' reloaded bullpen.

Around Major League Baseball

Former Nationals closer Rafael Soriano is retiring from baseball. So is veteran umpire Tim Welke.

Johan Santana, on the other hand, is still trying to make a comeback.

In World Baseball Classic qualifying action, Nicaragua scored a walk-off victory over Germany.

The Blue Jays appear to like former Mets outfielder Darrell Ceciliani enough to put him on their Opening Day roster.

Grant Brisbee explores what would happen if you used baseball to pick your March Madness bracket.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Steve Schreiber explains how recent roster moves have shaken up the race to be Mets King of Spring Training.

This date in Mets history

In the year 2000, the Mets traded Jesse Orosco for Joe McEwing. 11 years later, the team released Luis Castillo.