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Mets Morning News: Mets' Season Concludes With Victory, Playoff Schedules Set

New York Mets related news and links for October 4th, 2012.

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The 2012 New York Mets season is in the books, and the team has finished with a win. The win sees the Mets finish at 74-88, and that mark will have the Mets selecting 11th in next June's draft. The box score from Wednesday's finale can be found here, and complete coverage of the game can be found here.

At the conclusion of the season, Sandy Alderson had some comments to the media about the upcoming offseason. Talk naturally drifted towards both R.A. Dickey and David Wright.

Around baseball:

The playoffs are now set, and MLB has announced the start times for the opening games of each series.

Miguel Cabrera did something nobody has done in quite a while, as he won the American League Triple Crown. That will likely get him quite a few MVP votes, so here's an interesting piece about why we just shouldn't care.

Bobby Valentine and Ozzie Guillen were probably the two highest profile managerial signings of the past offseason. It appears that both the Marlins and the Red Sox are prepared to move in different directions in 2013.

The Mariners appear to be taking a page out of the Mets book, as they'll be making Safeco a bit more hitter friendly going forward.

Finally for today, The oft-injured Ben Sheets has decided to call it a career.