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Mets Morning News: The legend of Salty the Snowman

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets and Phillies were supposed to play yesterday, but found themselves snowed-out. That didn’t stop several Mets from having some fun at Citi Field and constructing a very special new member of the team.

Michael Conforto and Jason Vargas were busy rehabbing while the rest of the team had the day off.

The Mets will skip Seth Lugo’s spot in the rotation following the snow day.

The struggles of Steven Matz on Sunday revealed the Mets’ need to have a quality third starter to rival the Nationals.

One man who could fill that void would be a revitalized Matt Harvey.

Fangraphs counted down the Mets’ top 18 prospects.

A Quinnipiac poll found that the Yankees are more popular than the Mets even on their home turf in Queens.

Around the National League East

Fangraphs counted down the top ten prospects on every NL East team with a fantasy baseball twist.

Dusty Baker still doesn’t give a damn what you think.

The Marlins will no longer wear their orange jerseys.

The Nationals took down the Braves in their first meeting of the season.

Gabe Kapler’s honeymoon hasn’t lasted long in Philly.

Around Major League Baseball

Carlos Correa was forced to leave the Astros’ Monday home opener with a bruised toe.

It wasn’t the only thing that went wrong for the Astros, who needed the help of a man with a leaf blower to unveil their championship banner.

The New York Times ran a long profile piece on Giancarlo Stanton.

The Chicago Cubs have struck out an NL-Record 58 times in their first five games.

Dexter Fowler managed to tweet himself out of a slump.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kevin Pacelli ranked the top five pitches in the arsenal of the Mets’ staff.

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

Steve Sypa had a season preview for the Columbia Fireflies.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets started off the season right on this date in 2006 with a 3-2 win over the Nationals.