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Mets Morning News: The one in which everyone writes about Jeff McNeil

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

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New York Mets v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Jeff McNeil was seemingly on every baseball writer’s mind yesterday, as he appeared in stories in the Wall Street Journal, on, and in the New York Post.

Is Jason Vargas a viable piece of trade bait?

The Mets are considering playing Amed Rosario in centerfield.

SNY had a rundown on the current situation with some of the Mets’ top prospects.

Joel Sherman says the Mets needs to stop fooling themselves into thinking they’re contenders.

Corey Oswalt has been pitching well enough at Syracuse to be named the International League pitcher of the week.

Jarred Kelenic’s mom doesn’t get why New York papers keep writing about him.

Around the National League East

The Phillies and Tigers have been having some trade talks.

The Nationals made a flurry of roster moves but Max Scherzer’s status is still unknown.

The Marlins were clobbered by the White Sox.

Around Major League Baseball

The White Sox became the first team in MLB to extend their netting from foul pole to foul pole in their game against the Marlins on Monday.

Tom Reed wrote in The Athletic from personal experience about just how important extended netting can be.

MLB local viewership has been down slightly this season, due mostly to drops among teams in major media markets.

Pirates pitcher Keone Kela has been suspended two games due to an unspecified violation of his contract.

Chris Davis and Adam Jones miss each other a lot.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.

There was a new episode of From Complex to Queens.

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

This Date in Mets History

The Mets traded for Kenny Rogers on this date in 1999.