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Meet the Mets

Jerry Blevins introduced the world to newborn son Ellis Layne Blevins, who is dapper as hell.

With Zack Wheeler and Jason Vargas struggling, Seth Lugo’s impressive season in the bullpen might force Mickey Callaway to reinsert him into the rotation.

After sending Devin Mesoraco to the Mets for him, the Reds apparently are hoping to restore Matt Harvey’s value so he can be traded again.

Speaking of trading starters, the Daily News’ John Harper opined that the team should deal Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard if the team doesn’t turn its season around soon.

Tim Tebow is having the best season of his professional baseball career, hitting .248/.323/.419 in Double-A, where he’s almost six years older than the average player.

Around the National League East

Anibal Sanchez, who went down with a hamstring injury after two promising weeks for the Braves, will throw today in extended spring training, then might be headed to the big club’s bullpen.

The Marlins failed to sweep a three-game set with the Dodgers, falling 7-0 on Thursday after eight dominant innings from Kenta Maeda.

Vince Velasquez won a pitchers’ duel with the CardinalsLuke Weaver in a 6-2 Phillies victory.

Matt Wieters underwent hamstring surgery, leaving the Nationals with a decision to make behind the dish.

Around Major League Baseball

The Pirates are calling up center fielder Austin Meadows, a top 50 prospect heading into the season according to Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, and MLB.com.

At least nine teams talked to the Orioles about trading Manny Machado this winter. On Thursday, Jon Heyman suggested the Cubs are the frontrunners to land him in a midseason trade.

Bartolo Colon’s stomach came to the former Mets starter’s rescue.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane wrote about how putrid the team’s rotation has been outside of deGrom and Syndergaard.

Allison McCague preached patience concerning the development of prized shortstop Amed Rosario.

This Date in Mets History

Former journeyman right-hander Nelson Figueroa, the Brooklyn native who grew up rooting for the team then made 32 appearances for them, turns 44 today.