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Mets Morning News: Lagares heads to the DL as Mets prep for Opening Day

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Meet the Mets

Terry Collins officially confirmed that Juan Lagares would start the season on the disabled list.

Noah Syndergaard is excited to be starting on Opening Day. He also revealed his love for Central Park yoga classes.

David Wright won’t be in the Opening Day lineup.

Seth Lugo continues to battle a dead arm that threatens to cost him his spot in the bullpen.

Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith are headed for Las Vegas, where they’ll be playing for the 51s.

Jose Reyes thinks this year’s Mets team is better than the 2006 team.

A new poll has found that the Mets are the most popular team among residents of NYC, though the Yankees dominate the rest of the state.

Chris Majkowski has produced an incredible 3,759 straight games for the WOR 710 radio broadcast. The last time Majkowski missed a game was in August of 1993 for his sister’s wedding. For reference, Cal Ripken’s streak was only 2,632 games.

Around the NL East

The I-85 freeway collapse in Atlanta has just made getting to games at the Braves’ new stadium a lot harder.

The Nationals’ Friday exhibition game against the Red Sox was rained out.

Adam Conley secured the final spot in the Marlins’ rotation.

Brock Stassi got choked-up after finding out he’d made the Phillies roster as a 27-year-old rookie.

Around MLB

FanGraphs’ staff made their 2017 MLB Predictions.

Jimmy Rollins is considering retiring after being released by the Giants.

Tabitha Soren spent 15 years following the Oakland Athletics draft picks who were profiled in Moneyball.

Las Vegas oddsmakers favor the Cubs to repeat in the 2017 World Series.

The Bryzzo Souvenir Company is back, this time with Eddie Vedder.

Matt Cain won the battle for the fifth spot in the Giants’ rotation.

Mark Kingwell waxes poetic on the cruel hope of Opening Day.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane had a season preview for David Wright and a season preview for Addison Reed.

How many games do you think the Mets will win this season? Answer Matt Varvaro’s poll here.

There was a brand new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1985, Sidd Finch threw a 168 MPH fastball during a Mets exhibition game against the Phillies—the fastest pitch ever recorded in MLB history.