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Meet the Mets

Bob Klapisch has some holiday gifts for Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard.

Fangraphs has new articles on both Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud.

Pedro Lopez, the former Binghamton Mets manager, wrote a nice letter to the team and fans, thanking them for their support. Lopez will be taking over at the Las Vegas 51s’ manager in 2017.

Around the NL East

The Braves signed outfielder Ender Inciarte to a five-year deal, avoiding arbitration.

The Pirates claimed Marlins pitcher Nefi Ogando off waivers.

Former Phillie and Marlin Elvis Araujo will play in Japan next season.

Around MLB

The Dodgers officially re-signed Justin Turner.

The Yankees and Red Sox may play in London.

Edwin Encarnacion apparently had a bigger offer on the table from the Athletics and chose to go with Cleveland’s lesser offer.

The Athletics signed Cuban pitcher Norge Ruiz and gave him a generous $2 million signing bonus.

The Angels signed Ben Revere to a one-year deal.

MLB’s salary growth from 2015 to 2016 was the lowest it’s been since 2004.

Yesterday at AA

There was a brand new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio for you listening pleasure.

This Date in Mets History

December 24 marks the birthday of two fleeting Mets, Matt Ginter and the slightly-longer-tenured Frank Taveras.