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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

The Mets flew into Cincinnati desperately needed a change of pace after getting swept during their six game homestand. They got it, as the offense came alive and powered the Amazins to a 7-6 win.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Times, Post, Daily News, MLB.com, Bergen County Record, Newsday.

Several teams appear open to trading for Matt Harvey, with the Giants being viewed as perhaps the most serious suitors.

Whichever team trades for Harvey will need to understand that he’s a reclamation project according to Fangraphs.

Michael Conforto wants people to know that his slump this year is a different story than his past struggles.

Keith Hernandez’s cat Hadji has become something of a Twitter star.

Three things to know about P.J. Conlon, who debuted for the Mets last night.

Mike Puma says the Mets need to see some improvement out of Jason Vargas.

Around the National League East

Luiz Gohara is likely to be called up to pitch in the Braves’ bullpen soon.

The Phillies absolutely crushed the Giants 11-0 in a game that saw Seranthony Dominguez debut.

The Marlins lost a bad one to the Cubs by the lopsided score of 14-2.

Around Major League Baseball

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar has been released from the hospital, and his doctors believe he will pitch again.

George Springer had a very rare 6-for-6 game at the plate.

Stephen Piscotty’s mother has lost her battle with ALS. ESPN made a short video about the Atheltics outfielder, and his move home to Oakland to be with his mom in her final months.

CC Sabathia says he will retire if the Yankees win the World Series.

Luke Heimlich was convicted of molesting his six year old niece. Should he have a future in baseball? That’s the subject of an in-depth New York Times piece.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Marshall Field had the ugly numbers from the Mets’ forgettable homestand.

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

Allison McCague brought you player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Timothy Finnegan took a look back at Matt Harvey at his most electrifying moments.

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Reds series.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets were given their franchise name on this date in 1961.