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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

Yoenis Cespedes is feeling great after his first game back.

The Mets will finally get to use Syndergaard, deGrom, Harvey, Matz, and Wheeler in their rotation at the same time, but they’re in search of nickname.

Mickey Callaway is looking for Amed Rosario to be more patient at the plate this season.

Steven Matz struck out nine in six innings of work against the Astros’ regulars.

Jay Bruce doesn’t intend to stop slugging, but he has shown more versatility this spring.

Around the National League East

The Braves sent Ronald Acuna down to the minors as expected, in a decision that seems purely designed for service time purposes.

The new Nationals coaching staff isn’t afraid to communicate their wishes to the players.

The Marlins are experimenting with using a power hitter as their leadoff man.

Phillies scout Gordon Lakey has been staying in the same Scottsdale hotel room for spring training for the past 38 years.

Around Major League Baseball

Justin Turner will miss significant time after breaking his wrist in Cactus League game on Monday.

The Yankees and Red Sox may be playing a two-game series in London.

The new tax law passed by Republicans in congress could make it much harder for MLB teams to trade players thanks to a subtle change in wording in the tax code.

Maury Brown ranked all 30 MLB stadiums from best to worst for Forbes. Judge the list for yourself, but as a resident of Los Angeles who goes to Dodger Stadium a couple of times a year when the Mets are in town, the last thing it feels is “very modern.”

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Allison McCague covered the news about Jason Vargashand surgery.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1961, the Yankees made it clear that they weren’t big on sharing their stadium with the future NY Mets.