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Mets Morning News: Judge stars as Mets stew, Conforto set for first All-Star Game

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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

Terry Collins called the Mets low-energy, and Jay Bruce did not agree.

Michael Conforto, the Mets’ lone All-Star, was excited to reunite with his childhood teammate Jake Lamb.

Dan Warthen thinks Noah Syndergaard could return earlier if he started by working out of the bullpen.

A lot of former Mets players are in the All-Star game this year.

Former Met and Marlin Livan Hernandez has filed for bankruptcy. Hernandez made $53 million during his career.

Matt Ehalt has five defining moments of the Mets’ first half.

Around the NL East

Bryce Harper dislikes pretty much all the fans in NL East, but says the Mets and Braves have the rudest fans.

Neither Marlins slugger did well in last night’s Home Run Derby.

Jorge Mas looks to be the new owner of the Marlins, but it’s hard to tell with Miami.

Jeffrey Loria and the Marlins, attempting to be even worse than usual, are trying to seize the assets of a season ticket holder who wanted to give up his contract after the team sold off all its good players and didn’t deliver promised perks.

Around MLB

Aaron Judge put on a hell of a show en route to winning the Home Run Derby.

Max Scherzer and Chris Sale are the starting pitchers for the All-Star Game.

Demand for All-Star Game tickets hasn’t been very high.

Zack Cozart is getting his donkey!

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Daniel Convery did the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

The late, great Gary Carter and Sid Fernandez helped propel the Mets to an 11-0 victory over the Braves on this date in 1986.