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Mets Morning News: It’s the All-Star break and Bartolo is loving it

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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

It was a slow day in Mets news, as all of baseball is off for the All-Star break.

Bartolo Colon was apparently enjoying his time in San Diego yesterday.

Noah Syndergaard is not worried about the dead arm that caused him to prematurely leave his last start.

Jenrry Mejia’s lawyer is suing Major League Baseball, accusing the league of “corrupt mob-like activity,” which he claims stretches back years.

The Mets aren’t just outplaying the Yankees this year, they’re also selling more jerseys than them.

Mets hitting coach Kevin Long is impressed with Jose Reyes’s swing.

Around the NL East

Braves catcher Tyler Flowers was due to have an MRI on his left hand on Monday.

Bryce Harper is starring in a new Under Armour campaign.

The Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton won the Home Run Derby with a record 61 home runs.

Back in 2005, the Phillies’ Bobby Abreu put on quite a show at the derby.

Around MLB

MLB is seriously considering having a pitchers home run derby next year.

Pitcher Nick Masset, who spent parts of eight seasons in the majors, mostly with the Reds, has retired.

There will be no MLB games in London next year after the league scrapped plans to use a renovated Olympic Stadium as a venue.

Wil Myers was hit by a pitch from his own brother during the Home Run Derby.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa had draft profiles on Max Kuhns, Carlos Cortes, and Gary Cornish.

Jason Mast looked at where some Mets prospects landed on the Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America mid-season lists. Noah Syndergaard also ranked as the top pitcher under 25 on Keith Law’s list of best young players.

Greg Karam had the Mets prospect report card for June.

Brian Renzi examined how Jose Reyes can be an impact hitter again. Reyes must have read Brian’s article because he’s off to a good start so far with the Mets.

Matt Varvaro brought you another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Lukas Vlahos has the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1988 the Mets were well-represented at the All-Star Game as Doc Gooden got the start.