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Mets Morning News: A championship-worthy rotation?

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

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Meet the Mets

Pitching coach Dave Eiland asserted that the Mets have a deeper starting rotation than either of the World Series teams he coached, the 2009 Yankees and the 2015 Royals.

The young up-the-middle duo of Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil could also become the team’s long-term one-two punch at the top of the batting order.

Daniel Zamora’s journey to the majors was so unlikely, his own mom thought he’d be playing golf instead of baseball in his sophomore year of high school.

The Mets got good news from CT scans of Zack Wheeler and Kevin Plawecki. On Wednesday the starter got nailed with a line drive and the catcher took a pitch to the ribs.

Baseball Prospectus cited Peter Alonso’s not being called up as the latest example of how MLB’s service system wrongs players.

Around the National League East

The Braves blew a ninth-inning lead but battled back to best the Diamondbacks with a two-out rally in the 10th.

Sandy Alcantara, the crown jewel of the Marcell Ozuna trade, debuted in June before succumbing to an infection. He made his second start in the majors on Wednesday, and he dazzled.

Can a team have too many veterans? An influx of experienced players hasn’t given the young Phillies a boost.

Around Major League Baseball

Something you’ll never hear about the Mets’ current broadcast team: Two Tigers announcers brawled over a chair.

The Indians again have arguably the best rotation in baseball, and rookie starter Shane Bieber has been instrumental to that success since May.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco posited that the Mets are mistreating franchise legend David Wright, who’s on a rehab assignment in Triple-A.

Linda Surovich broke down Jacob deGrom’s 28th start, which came on Monday against the Dodgers, in the hurler’s pursuit of the NL Cy Young.

This Date in Mets History

A 21-year-old Lee Mazzilli made his MLB debut on this date back in 1976, during an 11-0 beatdown of the Cubs in Chicago. The outfielder played parts of 10 seasons with the Mets across two stints, making the All-Star team in 1979.