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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

With the Mets apparently set on not calling up Peter Alonso this season, and Adrian Gonzalez cut, Dominic Smith appears to have the rest of 2018 to prove he can play first base at the major league level.

Jay Bruce is mad about the slump he’s in and wants to do better.

Jake Dickey wonders whether the Mets would be any better off rebuilding with the current regime still in charge.

Kevin Kernan doesn’t think trading Syndergaard or deGrom is a good idea.

While Tim Tebow is still far from a great prospect, he has been better at Double-A this year than he was in the lower levels of the minor leagues.

Lindsey Adler looked at the rookie managerial season differences for Aaron Boone and Mickey Callaway.

Around the National League East

Madison Bumgarner got himself ejected as the Marlins came back to beat the Giants.

The Phillies decided to troll IHOP’s name change.

The Braves are dominating the NL All-Star balloting so far.

Around Major League Baseball

Robinson Cano will not be given his starting job back when he returns from suspension, and will split time at second base.

Daniel Poncedeleon is making his debut for the Cardinals 13 months after suffering a severe head injury in a minor league game.

Can a MENSA member solve MLB’s problems?

The father of former Reds player Ryan Freel, who suffered from MLB’s first confirmed case of CTE and committed suicide in 2012, is asking fans to donate baseball cards featuring him to the family so they can give them to his daughters.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report duties.

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

Steve Sypa brought you draft profiles for Mets draft picks Tommy Wilson and Brooks Warren.

Allison McCague had player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets signed Tug McGraw on this date in 1964.