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Mets Morning News: d'Arnaud is pumped, Syndergaard is a beast, and Ojeda is blaming Sandy Alderson

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Travis d'Arnaud is pumped for the 2015 season and is ready to play in October (in the postseason). Could the Mets' catcher really break out into the next Devin Mesoraco? Sandy Alderson appears to agree with d'Arnaud, as he says his team is capable of 90 wins this season. Alderson clarified his Wilmer Flores comparison to Cal Ripken.

Noah Syndergaard thinks he'll deserve a callup in 2015 after maturing greatly in 2014. Syndergaard and d'Arnaud are just two of the Mets players who'll have new uniform numbers come this spring.

Former SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda took a jab at GM Sandy Alderson, while essentially absolving the team's ownership.

Mets players and prospects are paying for off-season training with Mike Barwis at the team's complex.

The Mets young pitchers will become more expensive in the near future, causing the organization to either come clean or pay up to keep them.

Hopefully the Mets' veteran outfielders will stay healthy because they need their bats.

A vendor is suing the Mets over a deal to sell kosher Italian ice.

Around the NL East

Ruben Amaro is demanding changes in the Phillies' offensive approach! Meanwhile, Cody Asche is getting some outfield reps now.

We seem to be ignoring that Ryan Zimmerman is making a big transition over the first base for the Nationals.

How does the Marlins' 2015 offseason grade out?

What do farm system rankings really mean for the Braves and for MLB teams in general?

Around the Majors

Good news for the Mets, as Palm Beach County OK'd a land swap for a spring training complex that'll host the Nationals and Astros.

Yoan Moncada is officially a free agent and able to sign with any of the 29 MLB teams (and the Mets) after a rule change yesterday. Don't hold your breath, Mets fans.

Which team is better: the Mets or the Yankees?

Who are every MLB team's top rivals?

Baseball Prospectus reviewed a bunch of shortstop prospects around the majors, including the Mets' Amed Rosario.

Josh Hamilton will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Kyle Kendrick has signed a one-year deal with the Rockies, likely taking them out of the Dillon Gee market.

Yesterday At AA

We looked at the Mets who made's top 100 list.

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