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Mets Morning News: How to salvage a sinking ship

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MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The west coast trip has improved from brutally abysmal to just plain bad for the Mets. They’ve now won two in a row in San Francisco, courtesy of some brilliant pitching from Jacob deGrom and solid hitting from Wilmer Flores. They can make it a sweep Sunday afternoon.

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The dispute between the team and infielder (not shortstop) Asdrubal Cabrera is still ongoing. There are no winners, and it’s hard to pick a side.

It could foreshadow a bunch of moves that will make next year’s Mets roster aggressively different.

On the bright side, no other impending free agent is expected to demand a trade request, so that’s good I guess?

The Mets go for the sweep of the Giants Sunday, and Rafael Montero will get yet another chance to prove he can cut it as a starter.

We’ve also seen more of Curtis Granderson in the lineup over the past few days, and it’s coinciding with some improved results.

Around the NL East

Trea Turner and Michael Taylor propelled the Nationals to a 15-run victory against the Reds.

The Braves beat the Brewers, and recent acquisition Matt Adams is drawing another round of trade interest.

The Marlins blew an early lead and lost to the Cubs.

The Phillies were easily dispatched by the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Around the Majors

Dylan Bundy helped the Orioles starting rotation avoid a rather dubious distinction.

A trio of Athletics rookies set a record by all hitting their first home runs in the same game.

The Yankees DFA’d Chris Carter and promoted Tyler Austin, hoping he’ll provide some pop from first base.

Cardinals infielder Aledmys Diaz is trying an unconventional method to improve his defense.

Mike Moustakas is on pace to blow the roof off a Royals franchise record.

A day after the Red Sox retired a legendary player’s number, it was the White Sox’ turn on Saturday.

Struggling Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna says he’s coping with anxiety issues.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Cory Lack examined what business the Mets might be open for in the coming weeks.

That will most likely include Asdrubal Cabrera, as noted by Aaron Yorke.

Steve Sypa analyzed the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth picks from the Mets draft.

And Ryan Almodovar kept us up to date on the prospects already in the system.

This Date in Mets History

Not much on-field history for the Mets on June 25, except for a very strange game in which they didn’t record a single assist. It’s also Carlos Delgado’s birthday.