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Mets Morning News: Syndergaard on the block?

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

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Meet the Mets

When asked about the likelihood of trading Noah Syndergaard, Jeff Wilpon wouldn’t rule it out.

The Mets were apparently open to trading Syndergaard over the summer and expect more interest in him this winter.

The interest in Syndergaard is strong, and the San Diego Padres appear to be one team that’s willing to sweeten their offer for his services.

Ken Davidoff says Michael Wilbon’s rant about how wins matter above everything else proves that the stat needs to just go away, especially when it comes to Cy Young voting.

Jeff Wilpon says the Mets intend to be more aggressive this offseason, though he wouldn’t specify how.

Wilpon also made it clear that a Jacob deGrom extension is not his top priority.

Around the National League East

The Braves are among the teams interested in trading for the MarlinsJ.T. Realmuto.

The owner of the Phillies says the team is ready to spend money and maybe be dumb about it.

Grant Brisbee graded the new Marlins uniforms.

Around Major League Baseball

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will have heart surgery later this month and is expected to recover in time for next season.

There might be a lot more arbitration hearings this offseason if the MLBPA is correct.

The Red Sox re-signed World Series hero Steve Pearce to a one year deal.

The Hardball Times took a look back at some of baseballs most extreme venues, including the Mets’ former temporary home, The Polo Grounds.

The Texas Rangers have hired Julio Rangel as their pitching coach.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich looked back at Corey Oswalt’s season with the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday to Tom Seaver! He’s 74 today.