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Mets Morning News: Front office fail

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Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Fangraphs readers don’t have much faith in the Mets’ front office. They finished 28th in a poll of the league’s best front office staffs.

Fangraphs also did a small review of the Mets’ 2017 minor league standouts.

Around the National League East

The Gwinnett Braves will now be called the Gwinnett Stripers. The name change isn’t very popular with fans according to a poll, with fans currently saying they “hate it” by a 2-to-1 margin.

After Giancarlo Stanton vetoed trades to the Giants and Cardinals, the Marlins are trying to deal him to the Yankees.

Around Major League Baseball

Shohei Ohtani will sign with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The Yankees are giving Brian Cashman a five-year extension worth a cool $25 million.

The Twins scooped up former Braves prospect Yunior Severino who was declared a free agent after Atlanta’s signing scandal.

The Rays are suing their former concessions vendor in federal court for violating their contract and ruining the Rays’ brand reputation. Sports Illustrated had called out the Rays for their abysmal food safety record earlier this year.

Chris Iannetta has signed a two-year deal with the Rockies.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco took a look at free agent Howie Kendrick.

Steve Sypa wondered whether Trevor Cahill might be a good fit for the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2000, Mike Hampton chose to sign with the Rockies due to Colorado’s good schools. While his children’s education may have flourished, his career did not.