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Mets Morning News: Noah Syndergaard is number one in his own book

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Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard didn’t agree with the MLB Network ranking him as a the 9th best pitcher in baseball. MLB Network asked him who his top ten were, and he gave them an amusing, and somewhat telling list.

MLB.com ranks Mike Piazza as the Mets’ best free agent signing of all-time, after they signed him to a $91 million deal after the 1998 season, when he could have left the team.

CBS looked at how the Mets’ outfield is holding back their bullpen, for anyone out there who’s still not aware that Jay Bruce is a financial albatross.

The Las Vegas 51s may be getting a new stadium after the project had previously stalled.

The Mets have done-away with the orange brims on their alternate caps.

Jeurys Familia may have to wait a year longer for free agency depending on how long his suspension is.

Keith Law named Mets prospect Justin Dunn his 84th-best prospect in baseball.

Around the NL East

Both the Braves and Marlins are interested in signing Jeff Francoeur. Francoeur has only produced a positive bWAR in one season since 2011.

The Phillies have set the very modest goal of playing .500 ball next season.

The Braves are attempting to bleed Cobb County for $14 million more in taxpayer funds for their new stadium.

Around MLB

Spring training will be a little shorter in 2017.

The Dodgers sent RHP Jose De Leon to the Rays for 2B Logan Forsythe.

The Cubs have signed Brett Anderson to a one-year deal.

Jet lag apparently has a significant impact on baseball players, according to a new study, as well as common sense.

The Padres have made an offer to Jered Weaver.

The Giants are attempting to a sow-up a deal with Korean infielder Jae-gyun Hwang.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1980, Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday assumed ownership of the Mets on this date.