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Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Terry Collins has named Noah Syndergaard the Opening Day starter for this season.

In sad news, former Mets pitcher Anthony Young has an inoperable brain tumor and the prognosis is not good.

Teams are showing interest in the younger brother of Yoenis Cespedes.

Speaking of Cespedes, he could be called to testify this week in a trial against baseball smugglers from Cuba.

Around the NL East

Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez and his family were involved in a scary car crash when they were t-boned by a man driving a stolen police cruiser.

Spring training draws ever nearer. The Nationals packed up their spring training gear yesterday.

Former Marlins manager Jim Leyland is the subject of a new documentary debuting today.

Around MLB

The Cardinals were fined $2 million and forced to send two draft picks to the Astros as punishment for their hacking scandal.

The Indians have acquired Carlos Frias from the Dodgers.

Hall of Famer Rod Carew has returned home after having heart and kidney transplants done several weeks ago.

The Angels signed Bud Norris to a deal.

The Royals and Brandon Moss have agreed to a 2-year, $12 million deal.

Justin Morneau and the Twins could be headed toward a reunion.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Schreiber presented Story Time with Bobby V.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio with special guest Jim Duquette.

Matt Varvaro had another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

Back on this date in 1962, Ralph Kiner signed on to call Mets games.