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Mets Morning News: Noah Syndergaard might need a haircut, two weeks until Opening Day!

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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

Noah Syndergaard pitched well and Juan Lagares stole home, but the Red Sox beat up on Mets relief pitching to hand New York a 9-4 defeat on Sunday afternoon in Port St . Lucie.

After the game, Thor hinted that it might be time to trim his glorious golden hair.

Even with Lagares in the starting lineup, it was Yoenis Cespedes who played center field yesterday. The Mets want to get him as comfortable as possible at the position where he'll spend a lot of time this season.

David Wright may have misplayed a ground ball during the game, but the important thing is that he's on track to start on Opening Day.

Our own Chris McShane spoke to Mets director of minor league operations Ian Levin about the state of the team's farm system following all the graduations and trades of 2015.

The Mets called upon the legendary Keith Hernandez to teach Wilmer Flores the fundamentals of playing first base.

Dilson Herrera hit a clutch home run to clinch a berth for his native Colombia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Around the National League East

Bryce Harper went yard twice in the Nationals' 7-6 loss to Detroit

Former Mets prospect John Gant still has a chance to make the Braves' Opening Day roster.

The Marlins will start Wei-Yin Chen and not Jose Fernandez during their first game of the regular season.

Around Major League Baseball

Milwaukee's Rymer Liriano suffered a serious injury when he was hit with a pitch in the face on Sunday afternoon.

Baseball begins its tour of Cuba today as we look forward to the Rays taking on the Cuban National Team on Tuesday.

The New York Times flashes back to the last time a major league team played an exhibition match in Cuba.

Even during spring training, Manny Machado proves he is one of the top third basemen in the game.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Opening Day is only two weeks away! Make sure you're ready to cheer in style with this Cespedes Garage t-shirt.

This date in Mets history

Shawon Dunston celebrates his 53rd birthday today.