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Mike Ehrmann

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey's Tommy John surgery will take place in about a week, said Scott Boras on Tuesday.

Zack Wheeler was rated the 4th best prospect in the Pacific Coast League this year behind St. Louis' Oscar Taveras, Texas' Jurickson Profar, and Houston's George Springer. That's some pretty good company. The Mets also placed Wilmer Flores at #15 and Rafael Montero at #18 on the list.

Yesterday At AA

Jeff Paternostro wrote about Kingsport shortstop Amed Rosario.

Steve Sypa covered international free agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who should be posted this winter.

Matthew Yaspan wrote about Marlon Byrd and the importance of Terry Collins to the Mets.

Around the Playoffs

Mike Napoli's solo home run off of Justin Verlander was plenty for the Red Sox, as they beat the Tigers 1-0. With the Sox ahead 2-1 in the ALCS, the two teams face off this evening. Jake Peavy will face off against Doug Fister.

The Cardinals beat the Dodgers 3-2 yesterday, taking a 3-1 lead in the NLCS. With the Dodgers on the brink of elimination, game five takes place this afternoon and will feature Zack Greinke matching up with Joe Kelly.

Around the Majors

Dave Cameron wrote about the difference between the Hall of Fame cases for Carlos Beltran and David Ortiz. Joe Posnanski wrote about Beltran, comparing him to Paul Newman.

David Laurila asked big leaguers about the best stat to evaluate pitchers.

"How much does a win really cost?", asks Lewie Pollis of Beyond the Box Score.

The Tigers are quite bad at defense, yet they're in the playoffs because they're great at hitting the ball and they strike out lots of opponents.

One GM thinks that Brian McCann could get a $100 million contract this winter.

Whatever happened to the T-Mobile wireless bullpen phones MLB teams were supposed to get this year?

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