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Mets Morning News: All about that bullpen

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have had one of the best bullpens in baseball so far this season.

One member of the bullpen, Robert Gsellman, credits his success to Jerry Blevins.

David Lennon says the Mets’ fast start is a nice change of pace.

Does Seth Lugo belong in the rotation? Anthony DiComo answered that, and other questions during the Mets’ off-day.

Brandon Nimmo wants to contribute any way he can now that Michael Conforto is back.

Mickey Callaway has had a great start to the spring.

Around the National League East

The Braves cut down the Rockies to win their third straight game.

Gabe Kapler was booed by the fans in Philadelphia, which puts him in the same company as Santa Claus, Donovan McNabb, and the dragons from Game of Thrones.

In case you didn’t get to see it when it premiered last week, the Marlins have a new anthem that has absolutely nothing to do with baseball.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees had four different players leave Friday’s game due to injury or illness.

Shohei Ohtani homered in his third straight game.

Michael Chavis, the top prospect in the Red Sox’s farm system, was suspended for 80 games due to a positive PED test.

The Brewers have lost closer Corey Knebel for six weeks after he injured his hamstring.

Tyler Austin is raising funds to help combat testicular cancer, which he battled at age 17.

A new, and serious, lawsuit accuses MLBAM of stealing the technology behind PITCHf/x for their PITCHcast system.

Phil Coyne has been an usher for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1936. Yes, you read that right. He’s been ushering games since FDR was president, and he’s finally retiring this year at age 99.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Joe Sokolowski was back with “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Steve Sypa brought you some 2018 Mets minor league predictions.

This Date in Mets History

Doc Gooden made his major league debut for the Mets on this date in 1984.