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Mets Morning News: Matt the knife

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

Rich Schultz

Meet the Mets

There's no going back now. Matt Harvey underwent successful Tommy John surgery yesterday in Florida with Dr. James Andrews and will miss all of 2014. Sigh.

The Mets reportedly watched Cuban pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne throw recently. Despaigne is 26 and there's not a ton of information on him, typically not a very good sign.

With Jim Leyland's retirement, Terry Collins is currently the oldest active manager in the game.

Yesterday At AA

James Kannengieser will begin giving out the prestigious Piazza Awards.

Steve Sypa looks at Korean first baseman Dae-Ho Lee, who played the last two seasons in Japan and is a free agent.

Jeff Paternostro revealed the top pitching prospect in the system that he saw, Rafael Montero.

Chris McShane wrote about the link between the 2011 A's and 2013 Mets and how Sandy Alderson could try to approach this winter.

Jeff Kopman asks whether the Mets should target David Price.

Chris Strohmaier writes that Mike Francesa threatened to out the operators of the @MikeFrancesaNY twitter account.

Around the Playoffs

The World Series opens up tonight in Boston, as Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals match up with Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Boston's mayor Thomas Menino told reporters that he hopes the Sox win the "World Series Cup".

Around the Majors

Reds' pitching coach Bryan Price was named the team's manager yesterday and that could mean that Aroldis Chapman will get a shot to join the team's rotation.

Mike Petriello wonders how much longer the Tigers' window will be open.

The Giants inked Tim Lincecum to a two-year, $35 million contract extension to stick around in San Francisco.

The Royals are making their designated hitter Billy Butler available on the trade market.

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