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Mets Morning News: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Your Tuesday morning dose for New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets - Game Two Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets’ doubleheader with the Phillies had everything for a Mets’ fan. The good: Wilmer Flores hitting a walk-off shot to win the first game. The bad: Jose Reyes and Dominic Smith combining to go 0-for-12 with five strikeouts in the two games. The ugly: the state of the Mets’ offense. The first game offered a thrilling end, the second game was better left forgotten.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short Game 1, short Game 2, and long, Post, Daily News Game 1, Game 2, Newsday, MLB.com Game 1, Game 2, Bergen County Record.

The Mets made a whole bunch of roster moves, including sending Todd Frazier to the DL.

Jacob deGrom will be the Mets’ lone All-Star this season.

Brandon Nimmo was upbeat as ever despite not getting an All-Star nod.

Drew Gagnon was planning to visit the Grand Canyon this week with his fiancee, but she was happy to postpone the trip when he was called up to start for the Mets.

Asdrubal Cabrera has played his way into being a hot trading prospect.

Mickey Callaway had another bizarre bullpen decision on Monday.

Ken Davidoff says the Mets would be foolish to trade Syndergaard.

Peter Botte says teams should try to trade for Wilmer Flores, because of his clutch hitting skills. The only question is how many teams are in the market for grission.

Around the National League East

The Marlins, like the Mets, also won a game in the 10th inning, over the Brewers.

The Nationals activated Matt Wieters from the DL.

Around Major League Baseball

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken finger.

Chris Archer was mad at his fellow players for not selecting Blake Snell for the All-Star game.

Max Muncy will participate in the Home Run Derby.

Why is a child molester training kids in the Dominican Republic? That’s just one of the problems Jeff Passan dissected in his sad look at the state of affairs of Latin American baseball.

Grant Brisbee ran down the best and the worst of the 2018 All-Star rosters.

Ken Rosenthal opined on the five biggest lies people tell during trading season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Matt Varvaro was back with his usual Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Sypa handled daily prospect report duties.

Steve also had draft profiles for Nick Zona, Brian Metoyer, and Kody Darcy.

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

This Date in Mets History

Bob Bailor, who played for the Mets from 1981-1983, turns 67 today.