Mets Morning News: R.I.P. 2013 Mets

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

In which Mike Piazza Day is a success, the Marlins notch a wild no-no, and it's playoff time you guys.

Meet the Mets

And that's a wrap, folks.

Before yesterday's game, Mike Piazza was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. You paying attention, BBWAA? Get it right this year. I'll say this for Piazza, he looks like he could still hit 'em out in BP.

ICYMI, The Mets will have a protected pick in 2014, and will have the tenth overall selection in the draft. You can view the (almost) full draft order here.

Toby Hyde takes a closer look at the Mets Sterling Award winners over at Mets Minor League Blog.

Everyone Loves Travis, coming to CBS this fall.

Patrick Flood recounts his wild ride as a Mets blogger. Patrick is one step ahead of me, as at least he never got lost in the bowels of Citi Field twice in one day. He's also ahead of me on the whole Familia vs. Gee thing.

Time to fire up the hot stove! Adam Rubin has some offseason questions the Mets will have to answer.

Yesterday at AA

I wrote about Mets prospect Phillip Evans.

And Chris McShane lovingly transcribed Sandy Alderson's latest foray into the SNY booth.

Around the NL East

Some say that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, I think it sums up 162 games.

The Braves are headed to the playoffs (sigh), and will take on the Dodgers in the NLDS. Now I feel even stronger about my decision to root for the Dodgers on the last Amazin' Avenue Audio.

The Nationals wrapped up a disappointing season with a 3-2 loss to the Grissionbacks. That would be all for manager Davey Johnson as well. Wouldn't be averse to Sandy making a phone call and trying to get Davey to be a Speciall Assistant in Flushing.

And Henderson Alvarez tossed a no-hitter against the Tigers to close out the Fish's 2013 season. Of course because this is the Marlins, they had to seal the deal on a walkoff wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth.

Around MLB

Here's all of Sunday's action in one handy dandy scoreboard. Of particualr note: The Rays and Rangers both took care of business on Sunday, so they will have a one-game playoff tonight for the right to...play in a one-game playoff.

David Laurila interviews a bunch of players to see who they would want on the mound in a must-win game.

Beyond the Box Score looks at who the Reds should start in the coin flip game.

And Joe Girardi wants a raise. Should be an interesting offseason for the Yankees.

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