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Mets Morning News: Thor learning to drop the hammer

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Meet the Mets

For the second straight day, the Mets picked up a spring training win against the Cardinals, this time on the road.

Robert Gsellman is making the choice for the Mets fifth starter a very difficult one.

For Mets fans it would almost be too good to be true: Noah Syndergaard developing a pitch that literally drops like a hammer.

Tim Tebow’s run with the Mets isn’t over just yet.

Wilmer Flores says he hopes to get some more at-bats this season, but they may be hard to come by.

Brandon Nimmo suffered a setback, re-injuring his hamstring.

Around the NL East

The Nationals are getting some of the best news they possibly could this spring: Bryce Harper is back on track.

The Braves dropped a spring contest to Detroit, and Talking Chop says it’s time to reconsider Rio Ruiz’s role.

Dan Straily says preparation is key to succeeding in his new spot in the Marlins rotation.

Some Phillies players are probably unhappy with Maikel Franco, after he prompted manager Pete Mackanin to start a new policy for dealing with mental mistakes.

Around the Majors

Led by a monstrous Giancarlo Stanton home run and an otherworldy catch by Adam Jones, the United States are headed to the World Baseball Classic semifinals.

Meanwhile, undefeated Puerto Rico kept their undefeated WBC going with a blowout win over Venezuela.

The Brewers have named Junior Guerra their Opening Day starter.

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo had to leave a game Saturday after getting whacked in the face by a throw to second base.

A very different Matt Adams could be making a move to the outfield for the Cardinals.

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez sprained his foot making a catch.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane looked at Zack Wheeler’s outlook for 2017 and how the Mets might handle his workload.

Steve Schreiber offered an update in the race to be crowned the Mets king of spring.

This Date in Mets History

“Generation K” and the injuries that derailed them is one of the biggest what-ifs for the Mets franchise. On this date, two of those injuries reared their ugly heads.