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Mets Morning News: Matt Harvey’s ready to shock the world

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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

Matt Harvey says the Mets are going to shock a lot of people this season.

The Mets claimed outfielder Bryce Brentz off waivers from Pittsburgh.

Tim Tebow will start the season as a Rumble Pony.

Brandon Nimmo has been shining in spring training this year.

Lindsey Adler wrote an in-depth profile of Gavin Cecchini, his family, and the tragic ends that some of his family’s close friends met via opiods.

John Harper sat down for an interview with Mickey Callaway, who enjoys getting up really early.

According to Anthony DiComo, the spring training ratings for SNY have been positively through the roof.

Around the National League East

Aaron Barrett hasn’t given up his hopes of making a comeback with the Nationals.

Marlins Man and his favorite team continued their ongoing feud.

The Phillies will have a lot of Kevins in the broadcast booth this season.

Ronald Acuna apparently turned down a $30 million extension offer from the Braves.

The Phillies released Cameron Rupp after designating him for assignment over the weekend.

Around Major League Baseball

Greg Bird will miss 6-8 weeks of action for the Yankees after finding out he needs ankle surgery.

The Brewers released Yovani Gallardo after he was fairly terrible during spring training.

The always controversial Albert Belle was arrested for DUI and indecent exposure in Scottsdale, AZ on Sunday. Here’s hoping Belle gets the help he clearly needs.

The Oakland A’s have made a very long shot offer to the city of Oakland and Alameda County, to take the Coliseum off their hands.

Just when you think he’s gone, they pull him back in. The man known as Big Sexy, Bartolo Colon, will likely make a spot start for the Rangers next week at age 44.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Joshua Tessler brought you the rundown on NL East foe the Miami Marlins.

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

The final King of Spring Training poll was out.

There was a special preview from Brian A. Wright’s new book Mets in 10s: Best and Worst of an Amazin’ History.

Chris McShane previewed Zack Wheeler’s season.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets have made a lot of trades on this date, including deals involving David Cone, Timo Perez, and Richie Hebner.