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Noah Syndergaard Blasts The New York Mets' Latest Decision

A general view of Citi Field during a Mets game.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches to Dexter Fowler #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning on Opening Day at Citi Field on March 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

New York Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard has spoken out about a couple of the franchise's latest decisions heading into spring training.

Syndergaard, one of the top starting pitchers in all of baseball, is not happy with the Mets' travel plans heading into the regular season.

New York is taking a three-hour bus ride to Sarasota, Fla. this evening and will then fly to Syracuse for a workout before heading to Washington, D.C. for Opening Day.

The team will not be stopping in New York City.

"I don't know whose idea that was, but it's not a smart one," he told reporters. "I don't think that's conducive for winning ballgames, really -- that much travel. I mean, I'm sure the amenities in Syracuse aren't the best for a Major League Baseball team to go up there and have one last workout before the regular season starts, but those kinds of decisions are above my pay grade."

To put it simply, Syndergaard is not looking forward to the trip.

Not even the slightest bit," he added.

Syndergaard also expressed frustration with the fact that the Mets haven't agreed to a contract extension with Jacob deGrom.

"Jake's the best pitcher in baseball right now. I think he deserves whatever amount he's worth. I want to keep him happy, so when it does come time for him to reach free agency, he stays on our side pitching for the Mets. I just think they should quit all this fuss and pay the man already," Syndergaard told reporters.

The Mets are set to open the regular season on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. E.T.