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Meanwhile, Mike Puma of the Post argued that what the team really needs is not another reliever, but a starter, which is slightly more complicated of an ask.
The Mets might help the Islanders move from Brooklyn to Queens.
Travis d'Arnaud is being mentored by his childhood hero, Mike Piazza. "I used to be a shortstop," d'Arnaud said. "Watching him made it easier for me to transition into a catcher, just trying to imitate him."
Thanks to Citi Field's altered outfield dimensions, the team's retired numbers will be moved.
Over at BP Mets, Jarrett Seidler weighed the trade value of stud shortstop prospect Amed Rosario.
Around the NL East
Miami is in the market for a left-handed reliever.
Around the Majors
CC Sabathia fell off the mound on his birthday.
Grant Brisbee took the time to appreciate Ken Griffey Jr. before he's inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Yesterday at AA
Amazin' Avenue Audio had themselves a "Piazza party," including guest Jay Jaffe.
Down in the minors, the Mets got great performances out of starting pitchers Robert Gsellman in Triple-A and Josh Zeid in Double-A.
This Date in Mets History
In 1986, a legendary brawl broke out between the Mets and Reds. After a steal by Cincinnati pinch-runner Eric Davis ended with a slide too hard for third baseman Ray Knight's liking, Knight punch Davis in the face to spark the melee.