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Mets Morning News: The Nats Max out their pitching staff, and credit card account!

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

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Sandy Alderson and Paul DePodesta talked to Mike Vorkunov about Jacob deGrom.

Mike Petriello at Fangraphs seems to think that maybe Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada won't be so bad.

The Mets have increased the size of Citi Field's video board for 2015.

Matt Ehalt says that the Nationals will continue to be a nemesis of the Mets.

Mike Vorkunov is thinking about all the fantastic pitching matchups to come between the Mets and Nationals.

Bill Price says that the Nationals go out and act, while the Mets are all talk.

Ernie Palladino opines that the Mets are right in sticking with Noah Syndergaard.

Around the NL East

Joel Sherman says that the Scherzer signing transforms Major League Baseball.

It seems the Nationals will be the hosts for the 2018 All-Star Game.

Rob Neyer plays the contrarian and says that Max Scherzer doesn't make the Nationals better.

Around the Majors

Dexter Fowler is headed to the Cubs, as he was traded for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily.

The Rangers made a big move yesterday, trading for Yovani Gallardo.

The Astros appear to be making a strong attempt to sign Ryan Vogelsong.

Our buddy Eno Sarris looks at pitchers who don't feature changeups, and their successes.

Yesterday at AA

Loic Ouimer thinks that Noah Syndergaard will be just fine in 2015.

Huy Nguyen agrees that Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada might not be terrible.

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