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Mets Morning News: Fred’s frazzled

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

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Meet the Mets

Mets owner Fred Wilpon is very mad that the Yankees are willing to spend money to win baseball games. Bad Yankees!

Not mad enough, however, to stop cutting the team’s payroll by $20 million this offseason.

Speaking of being cheap, the Mets are looking into bargain-basement free agents while teams around the spend big.

Meanwhile, deceased die-hard Binghamton Rumble Ponies fan Marion O'Connor left a $195,159 donation to the city to improve NYSEG Stadium.

Here’s a look at Noah Syndergaard’s new offseason weightlifting program.

Around the National League East

The Braves acquired Astros prospect Preston Tucker via trade. The outfielder has struggled in limited time in the majors.

Marlins CEO and co-owner Derek Jeter held a town hall meeting. It did not go well.

On the heels of their signing Carlos Santana, the Phillies are targeting top-tier starters in the trade market.

Third baseman Anthony Rendon is open to discussing an extension to remain with the Nationals for years to come.

Around Major League Baseball

Broadcaster Dick Enberg passed away at 82. He was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.

The Orioles will apparently make a decision on whether or not to move Manny Machado soon.

Former MLB Advanced Media executive Bob Bowman was forced out of his role for being totally gross.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Party in Flushing? The Mets are apparently kicking the tires on experienced host Mike Napoli.

The team released their spring training schedule.

This Date in Mets History

In 2005, the Mets signed the man who’d make the most famous catch in Mets history.