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Mets Morning News: Mets beat Yankees as Familia awaits imminent departure

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Meet the Mets

It was a busy Friday in Metsville as the Amazins took on the Yankees in the Subway Series. Cespedes was back from the DL (and also sort of not), Jeurys Familia was withheld due to an imminent trade, Syndergaard notched his 500th strikeout, and the Mets came away with a win. More worrying was the fact that Syndergaard left the game early with what he described as a “dead arm.”

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

In the bad news department, Yoenis Cespedes apparently has a heel condition that could require surgery and sideline him for up to ten months.

By the time you read this, Jeurys Familia may have been traded, with the Oakland A’s considered the front runners for his services.

T.J. Rivera has a sprained elbow.

Dominic Smith and Corey Oswalt were sent back to Triple-A to make room for Cespedes and Drew Smith.

The hot pitching trade market may force the Mets to deal Zack Wheeler.

His fellow Mets are fully behind Jacob deGrom’s demands for a new deal or a trade.

Michael Conforto flashed some of his 2017 form last night.

The Mets are apparently taking a look at Ben Cherington for their open GM position.

Sandy Alderson will be throwing out the first pitch at the A’s game today. Will Familia be joining him in Oakland?

Around the National League East

The Braves beat the Nationals, and there were some fireworks on the Nationals bench during the game as the Nationals aces got into a fiery argument.

Derek Dietrich homered twice in the Marlins’ win over the Rays.

The Phillies beat up on the Padres.

Around Major League Baseball

Manny Machado made a winning debut with the Dodgers.

Josh Hader tearfully apologized to his teammates for racist, homophobic and misogynist tweets of his that surfaced over the All-Star break.

The Mariners have given Scott Servais a contract extension.

As if things haven’t been bad enough for the Orioles, they got stuck in an elevator after their game against the Blue Jays.

Meet the Pitching Ninja.

New color footage has been found of Ted Williams’ final game.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Thomas Henderson delivered the daily prospect report.

Matthew Mackenzie looked at potential second-half call ups for the Mets.

Lukas Vlahos took an in-depth look at the value of Robert Gsellman.

Nicholas Schreiber previewed the Mets/Yankees series.

Vasilis Drimalitis looked at potential trade destinations for Jeurys Familia.

This Date in Mets History

Former Mets owner Nelson Doubleday would have been 85 today. He died in 2015.