Noah Syndergaard’s stubbornness is the dumbest thing in baseball this week

We knew the Mets’ No. 1 starter is extremely talented. We knew that his ceiling is the roof. We knew that he could have led a rotation to playoff glory.

But now we know he’s as stubborn as a coupon-wielding customer at Shop Rite.

Syndergaard saying Thursday that he has no regrets in declining his MRI is just the latest in a long line of minor, petty but detrimental offenses from him in the past six months. Let’s run down the timeline.

Authentic Kids Dan Williams Jersey Like with Rizzo, it wasn’t just the winning atmosphere or the fun they had together in the clubhouse that makes Fowler so special. Almora tells a personal story about a small gesture Fowler made shortly after he was called up to the major leagues for the first time, and it opened his eyes to the thoughtfulness of a man he’d eventually replace in center field.

Authentic Kids Spencer Drango Jersey The biggest thing that Dex did for me was off the field, he said. My first trip, I think it was in Washington, we went to a mall and I went to the store and I went to pay for something. Dexter said, ‘No, I’m going to take care of this for you.’ And he didn’t have to, but it was his way of saying welcome to the big leagues.

Rumors eventually came that the Orioles had signed him to a three-year, $33 million deal, which was well below the market for a player of Fowler’s caliber. But the next day, he showed up at camp in Mesa, Ariz., to surprise his Cubs teammates. Fowler had turned down the three-year offer from Baltimore to take what would end up being a one-year, $8 million deal with the Cubs.