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Mets Morning News: Does Sandy Alderson have sound strategy, or is he just trolling?

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

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Meet the Mets

The Post says that the Mets are trolling their fan base by not making a big splash this winter, but what if that big splash isn't in the best interest of the club?

Astromets offers a deep dive on the pitch sequences of Noah Syndergaard.

Mets 360 reminds us that this offseason's additions are big improvements over some significant contributors from 2015.

Around the National League East

Miami manager Don Mattingly and hitting coach Barry Bonds are pushing for their front office to hold onto outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who still has potential despite a rough 2015 campaign.

Drew Storen recently spoke about the trade that sent him to Toronto in exchange for Ben Revere.

Around the majors

Bless You Boys does a good job of measuring what's left of the free agent outfielder market.

Beyond the Box Score makes a Hall of Fame case for Fred McGriff

The Cardinals appear close to signing South Korean relief pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Missing out on Ben Zobrist was disappointing, but Justin Birnbaum says that new Mets second baseman Neil Walker might outperform the versatile slugger in 2016.

This date in Mets history

In 1973, the American League decided to start using the designated hitter.