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Mets Morning News: Faring without Familia

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Jeurys Familia has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his right shoulder and could miss the remainder of the season, only adding to the team’s need for bullpen help.

Speaking of disappointing pitchers, FanGraphs argued this is not the time to trade Matt Harvey.

Harvey will make his return to the mound tonight against the Brewers. He has a chance to make the drama of his night out on the town (and morning on the golf course) go away.

T.J. Rivera’s path to becoming a regular in the majors is an unlikely one.’s Abbey Mastracco has outlined 12 pitchers the Mets should target thanks to mounting injuries.

Around the NL East

Eight Braves farmhands landed on Baseball America’s list of the 100 best prospects.

The Marlins’ rotation has been as underwhelming as one might have expected heading into the season.

The Good Phight wants to know: Is Pete Mackanin the Phillies’ long-term answer at manager?

A Matt Wieters walk-off homer has been enshrined with its own baseball card.

Around the Majors

In his new biography, Red Sox legend David Ortiz describes his lone season under the managership of Bobby Valentine as something of a nightmare.

The AstrosJake Marisnick made one of the more clutch throws home you’ll ever see.

Watch 44-year-old Manny Ramirez crush an opposite-field dinger for the independent Kochi Fighting Dogs in Japan.

Yesterday at AA

On this week’s Amazin’ Avenue Audio, the crew talks Tommy Milone, the minors, comebacks, and more.

Three Mets minor leaguers joined the eight Braves on Baseball America’s prospect list.

David Capobianco covered the rough Familia news.

This Date in Mets History

In 1962, the Mets completed their first ever sweep of a doubleheader, riding a pair walk-off home runs past the Milwaukee Braves.