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

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Meet The Mets

The Mets continued their run of bad play in Arizona, falling ten games under .500 as they were unable to muster either the offense or pitching needed to win.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue Short and Long, New York Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record.

The Mets will face a tough choice when Noah Syndergaard returns — move Seth Lugo back to the bullpen or keep him in the rotation.

The Mets signed their first and second round picks in the draft.

Kevin Kernan thinks the Mets have essentially become unwatchable.

Grant Brisbee thinks baseball would be a lot more entertaining with mic’d up moments like Terry Collins arguing with the umpires, but knows MLB won’t go for it.

Around the National League East

The Braves’ bullpen was arguably worse than the Mets’ last night.

If you thought the Mets were blown out, please hold the Phillies’ beer. They lost 13-2 to the Brewers.

Matt Adams injured his hand and had to leave the Nationals’ game against the Blue Jays.

Around Major League Baseball

The designated hitter may be coming to National League baseball soon.

Matt Kemp and Robinson Chirinos have been suspended for one game a piece due to their altercation during Wednesday night’s Dodgers vs Rangers game.

The Angels have a truly remarkable 15 players on the DL right now.

MLB attendance has been down sharply so far this season.

Bruce Markusen of the Hardball Times tells the interesting story of a broken bat, Ted Williams, and Satchel Paige.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

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

Marshall Field looked back at the infamous trade of Tom Seaver.

This Date in Mets History

Today is the birthday of Calvin Schiraldi, who became the centerpiece of the Mets’ deal for Bob Ojeda.