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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom on the cusp of a record

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

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Meet the Mets

If Jacob deGrom pitches a quality start in today’s game, he’ll eclipse Bob Gibson’s record for the most quality starts in a row.

DeGrom has picked up right where he left off last season.

Should the Mets open up the piggy bank to snag Craig Kimbrel and/or Dallas Keuchel before one of their division rivals beats them to it?

Fangraphs says changes to J.D. Davis’ batting approach have him looking like he might have a breakout season as a slugger.

Mike Puma profiled Mets coach Luis Rojas, the son of Felipe Alou and brother of Moises Alou.

Around the National League East

The Braves managed to take down the Rockies despite giving up six runs to them in the fifth inning.

The Phillies edged out the Nationals to continue their winning ways.

Around Major League Baseball

The White House stepped in and voided MLB’s agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation, leaving lots of questions about what happens next.

Edwin Encarnacion accomplished the rare feat of homering twice in the same inning.

Chris Davis has set a new mark for futility by going hitless in 47 straight at-bats.

Major League Baseball is aware that it has a women problem.

Alex Rodriguez sat down for a long interview with the New York Times. Among the topics he discussed: the rumor that he has a portrait of himself as a centaur, which is apparently not true, even though he wishes it was.

Joel Sherman took a look at the flagging fortunes of several of last season’s playoff teams.

ESPN published a long, and rather illuminating piece about Michael Jordan’s time in minor league baseball.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa brought you the Daily Prospect Report.

Episode 2 of From Complex to Queens dropped.

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

This Date in Mets History

The Mets won their home opener on this date in 2001, behind two home runs from Mike Piazza.