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Noah Syndergaard wants to win the World Series more than ever. That's what the rookie took from watching the Kansas City Royals celebrate winning the 2015 World Series. At an event with Jacob deGrom, he boasted that the Mets have the best starting rotation in baseball. deGrom didn't disagree.
Of course, starting pitching isn't the reason that the Royals celebrated. Maybe the problem is that the Royals had destiny or momentum on their side. Maybe it's that the Mets' defense collapsed late in games. Or that the offense never showed up. In which case, it's time for Syndergaard to start doing more of this.
Today's also Daniely Murphy decision day. The Mets are expected to extend a qualifying offer to him: one-year, $15.8 million. Murphy, who has until next Friday to accept or reject the offer, will likely reject it.
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The Daily News predicts where the top free agents will wind up Floated for the Mets are Gerardo Parra and Colby Rasmus, in addition to a few bullpen names.
David Price, who has struggled in his postseason career, could be headed to the Chicago Cubs, whose fan base has blamed the team's lack of postseason success on a goat and a dude wearing earphones and a green turtleneck. What could possibly go wrong?
On a serious note, CC Sabathia opened up about his battle with alcohol. It's a good read, and a personal view into the man, not the player.
Yesterday at AA
Smoker 'em if you got 'em. Fine, you come up with a better line about Josh Smoker being added to the 40-man roster.
Curtis Granderson had thumb surgery. He was battling an injury through the postseason.
Matt Harvey was named the NL Comeback Player of the Year.
Terry Collins wants the Mets to have "swagger" next year.
What should the Mets not do in the offseason? Look to 2000 for a list.
This Date in Mets History
The Brewers were moved to the National League on November 6, 1997.