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Mets Morning News: Zobrist's price tag may be too high, Mays and Berra to recieve Presidential Medal of Freedom

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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

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets continued to speak with representatives for Ben Zobrist and Gerardo Parra.

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News suggested that the Mets feel as though they could be priced out of making a play on Zobrist, however.

Noah Syndergaard placed fourth in National League Rookie of the Year balloting, behind winner Kris Bryant, as well as Matt Duffy and Jung Ho Kang.

Syndergaard continued his tour of New York sporting venues on Monday, as he visited the Barclay's Center.

Two former Mets will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as Willie Mays will be present, and Yogi Berra will receive the award posthumously.

According to Rob Neyer, there was some discussion over the play that broke Ruben Tejada's leg at the GM meetings.

Adam Rubin had some Pace Law School students take a look at Matt Harvey's potential arbitration number.

Around the Majors

On the American League side of the Rookie of the Year ballot, Carlos Correa edged out Francisco Lindor for top honors.

August Fagerstrom at Fangraphs looked at the impact of the non-competitive pitch, which should be an interesting read for Mets fans who complained about their young pitchers being overly aggressive.

The Nationals have signed Sean Burnett and Reed Johnson to minor league deals.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane reviewed Noah Syndergaard's rookie campaign. Chris also looked at Addison Reed's time with the club.

Brian Salvatore looked whether former Mets pitcher Oliver Perez could be a fit out of the bullpen.

Lukas Vlahos profiled Mark Lowe, who the Mets could be interested in.

The Braves may be looking to trade first baseman Freddie Freeman.

The Mets reportedly are interested in Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr.

The Mets have reached out to Ben Zobrist's agent regarding a potential contract.

Noah Syndergaard found himself in fourth place in the NL Rookie of the Year vote.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to one George Thomas Seaver, esteemed vintner, television wordsmith, and greatest player in team history.

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