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Mets Morning News: Syndergaard named Opening Day starter, first round of cuts made, Mets provide injury updates

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MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

On Tuesday afternoon, the Mets announced their starting pitchers for the first two games of the season. Noah Syndergaard will get the nod on Opening Day, followed by Jacob deGrom in the second game of the season.

The Mets announced on Tuesday that David Wright will not begin baseball activities for at least another eight weeks. Other announcements regarding injuries were that Yoenis Cespedes is day-to-day with a sore wrist, while relievers Jeurys Familia and Anthony Swarack should appear in games later this week

The first round of spring training cuts were made on Tuesday. Among them was Tim Tebow, who was not shocked to learn his fate.

Michael Conforto believes he will be playing in Grapefruit League games next week. The outfielder is recovering from a tear in his left shoulder which occurred late in 2017.

Mike Puma reported that the Mets trading Juan Lagares is becoming a possibility.

The Mets are in good hands with Mickey Callaway, writes Tyler Kepner.

Around the National League East

Jake Arrieta arrived at Phillies’ camp on Tuesday, and is ready to compete for a championship.

There’s only one original employee from 1993 left with the Miami Marlins. He didn’t think he’d make it past one day.

Nationals’s Adam Eaton is very close to playing in Grapefruit League games.

Around Major League Baseball looks at the most improved teams in baseball.

Former Met Dilson Herrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate.

For the first time ever, Major League baseball will be hosting a food fest. This will give fans the opportunity to taste the best dishes from all ballparks. The event will be held this April in Manhattan.

ESPN looked at which team would be the best in the majors if all their players were in their prime. The Mets came in at number three.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Schreiber searched for the nicest pitcher in baseball history.

Steve Sypa previewed Jamie Callahan’s 2018 season.

This Date in Mets History

In 1961, George Weiss was named the first team president in Mets history.