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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets took on the Marlins in a spring training game, and while Noah Syndergaard was a strikeout machine in his four innings of work, the Marlins teed off on the Mets and won 10-3.

Speaking of Syndergaard, the team is working with him to try and cut down on the number of stolen bases he’s allowed.

Some beat reporters were not happy about the fact the the Mets claimed their newest front office edition, Jessica Mendoza, couldn’t speak to the media due to laryngitis, and yet seemed perfectly fine holding lengthy conversations during batting practice over loud music.

It looks like the Mets will be erecting a statue of Tom Seaver in the near future.

It looks like their may be some room for negotiation between the Mets and Michael Conforto about a contract extension.

Mets prospect Trey Cobb will miss the entire minor league season after having Tommy John surgery.

Around the National League East

The Braves took down the Phillies in spring training action with the help of some new additions.

The Marlins have had to sideline their new catcher Jorge Alfaro again due to his knee.

Bryce Harper will make his Phillies debut today.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB will be testing out some wild new concepts in the Atlantic League this season, including robot umpires, a three-batter minimum for pitchers, and more.

The Diamondbacks are excited about their trip to Mexico this spring.

Manny Machado is adjusting to life as an MLB villain.

Legalized gambling could mean big changes for how MLB handles data and stats.

Former Yankee Esteban Loaiza was sentenced to three years in prison for cocaine possession. 44 pounds worth of cocaine possession.

The South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame is on a quest to find a new home.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Wolff previewed Jason Vargas’ season.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio all about Tom Seaver.

This Date in Mets History

The famous “Meet the Mets” team song was debuted on this date in 1963.