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

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Meet the Mets

Bartolo Colon earned a quality start, but New York's offense was stymied by Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez on Monday in Jupiter. Matt Holliday went 2-for-2 with a home run to send the Mets to a 3-1 defeat.

Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-3 while batting second, but more importantly, he said his knee felt good in his return to the lineup.

Following the loss, the Mets announced that Matt Harvey would be skipping his final Grapefruit League start due to a non-baseball medical issue. The ailment is also putting Harvey's Opening Day appearance into question.

If the Mets need to replace Harvey this Sunday, it's worth nothing that Jacob deGrom's child is not due to be born until a week from today.

Anthony DiComo helps us get to know new bench coach Dick Scott a little better.

ESPN has an optimism versus pessimism preview for the 2016 Mets.

Around the National League East

The new ballpark that the Braves will open during the 2017 season might include an unusual attraction.

Atlanta is searching for left-handed relief help.

One of the top prospects in baseball, Trea Turner, was among the latest round of Nationals cuts.

The Phillies signed the recently released Will Venable to compete for a spot in their rag-tag outfield. Philadelphia also acquired a Chick-fil-A for Citizens Bank Park.

Fish Stripes makes some bold predictions for the 2016 Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

Season previews can be exhausting to read, so here's one storyline to follow for each MLB team.

John Sickels released his list of the top 175 prospects for 2016.

The Astros traded right-handed pitcher Dan Straily to San Diego for catcher Eric Kratz.

Ken Rosenthal went to Pirates camp to find out how pitching coach Ray Searage is turning around so many careers.

David Ortiz rode around in a personalized golf cart before his final game played at Boston's spring training home of JetBlue Park.

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant helped some shy kid ask a girl for a prom date.

Former Mets closer Bobby Parnell was released by the Tigers.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Matt Varvaro challenged us to name the most versatile outfielders in Mets history.

Matt also explained why it's a good idea for Terry Collins to let his starting pitchers go a little longer in 2016.

Kate Feldman got pumped up for the first game of the regular season, which is now just five days away.

Steve Schreiber recapped the third week of the Mets King of Spring Training race and previewed the 2016 campaign of Dilson Herrera.

Noel Purcell wondered what Jacob deGrom has in store for us this year.

Chris McShane broke down the battle for the final two spots in New York's bullpen.

This date in Mets history

The Mets opened up the 2000 season with a game against the Cubs in Tokyo.