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Mets Morning News: Harvey remains optimistic, despite bumpy start vs. Yanks

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Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey’s line looked ugly against the Yankees yesterday. However, Harvey is undeterred and remains positive this spring training, despite what transpired yesterday.

Amed Rosario played shortstop in yesterday’s game, after battling right groin discomfort. He reports feeling “great” after the game with “no pain.”

Jeurys Familia is bringing back his splitter this season.

Ken Davidoff gives us his opinion on what he thinks the Mets rotation should be. If all the starting pitchers are healthy, that is.

Giancarlo Stanton was mad at himself for striking out against Matt Harvey yesterday. But he certainly made him pay later in the game.

Around the National League East

Former Mets hitting coach Kevin Long flew to Louisiana to give a Nationals prospect some personal attention.

Ronald Acuna continues to impress in Braves camp. Mike Foltynewicz is having himself a nice spring as well.

The top of the Marlins rotation is set. The rest of it, on the other hand, remains to be seen.

Around Major League Baseball

Lance Lynn signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the Twins. Apparently, he had bigger offers on the table that he turned down to go to Minnesota.

Jerry Crasnick gives us several reasons to pay attention to the Oakland A’s, despite the media usually not paying attention to them.

It is only March 11th, but scouts are already predicting that Shohei Ohtani may not be the two-way player he’s cracked up to be.

Are the Astros a dynasty a la Joe Torre’s Yankees? Joel Sherman thinks so.

Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio was suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a banned substance.

The seventh annual SABR Analytics Conference is happening.

This Date in Mets History

The New York Mets had their first ever spring training win on this date in 1962.