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Mets Morning News: Mets beat Tigers; Carlos Gomez makes a surprise return

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets B-Squad took on the Tigers and ending up clobbering them in a 7-1 victory.

Carlos Gomez will be making a surprise return to the Mets after being shipped off in the Johan Santana trade over a decade ago.

Jacob deGrom has been throwing hard in spring training, but he’s not worried about it. Besides, it might be his improved changeup that deserves the most attention.

The Mets don’t seem to be planning a move in reaction to the Phillies signing Bryce Harper.

Art Shamsky discusses Tom Seaver’s short-term memory loss in his new book.

Fangraphs took a look at the Mets’ farm system.

Around the National League East

Will A.J. Minter’s questionable health open the door for a deal between the Braves and Craig Kimbrel?

Bryce Harper could earn over $10 million in performance bonuses alone with the Phillies, though he’s unlikely to get anywhere close to hitting that number.

The Phillies claim to have sold over 100,000 tickets in the first 24 hours after signing Harper.

Around Major League Baseball

Adam Warren signed a one-year deal with San Diego Padres.

Giants CEO Larry Baer is in hot water after he was caught on video fighting with his wife in public.

The August waiver trade may be going the way of the Dodo.

Is a strike looming in MLB?

The Reds are trying to stop being cellar dwellers, and hope their offseason overhaul will help.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich previewed Edwin Diaz’s season.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio out.

Maggie Wiggin argued that the Mets need to make an aggressive move to stay relevant in the 2019 NL East.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1966, MLB Commissioner William Eckert voided Tom Seaver’s contract with the Braves, allowing the Mets to swoop in and grab his rights.