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Mets Morning News: PLAYOFFS?! Don't Talk About The Playoffs!

Your Sunday playoff baseball news and links!

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Meet the Mets

Faith And Fear In Flushing looks at the former Mets who came up in the 9th inning of last night's Giants/Reds game.

New Citi Field's dimensions helped teams hit more home runs at the stadium but it became stingier on doubles and triples, keeping it a pitcher's park.

Seedlings To Stars has the next part of their top 100 prospect review and this one includes Matt Harvey.

Yesterday At AA

On October 6, 1969, the Mets completed a sweep of the Braves to advance to their first World Series.

Around the Playoffs

On Saturday, the Tigers defeated the Athletics 3-1 to take a 1-0 lead in their ALDS series. Meanwhile, the Reds beat the Giants 5-2 to also go up 1-0.

It's a loaded day for playoff baseball, as you can catch the A's & Tigers playing game two of their series at 12:00 PM, the Nationals and Cardinals playing game one at 3:00 PM, the Yankees and Orioles playing game one at 6:00 PM and finally, the Giants and Reds playing game two at 9:30 PM.

Around the Majors

Reds' starter Johnny Cueto left last night's outing after just a third of an inning with back spasms but it looks like he could make his next start in game three.

The Indians will announce on Monday that they've hired Terry Francona to be their next manager.

Speaking of managers, the Rockies will let Jim Tracy twist in the wind for at least another day.

The Royals are hoping to re-sign veteran righty Jeremy Guthrie this offseason.