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Mets Morning News: Playoff baseball is the best

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

Rob Carr

Meet the Mets

Ken Davidoff writes that the Mets should have their eyes on the Biogenesis free agents this winter, particularly shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Matt Meyers of ESPN New York makes the case why the Mets should go after the Tigers' shortstop.

Scott Boras says that Matt Harvey will have his Tommy John surgery within the next few weeks.

Johan Santana has resumed throwing and he's aiming to be ready for spring training.

Yesterday At AA

Rob Castellano gave us a preview of the Mets' Arizona Fall League contingent.

Should the Mets tender or non-tender Justin Turner this winter?

Jeff Paternostro wrote about Binghamton pitcher Erik Goeddel.

Around the Playoffs

The Tigers defeated the A's 8-6 on Tuesday evening, forcing a game five and sending the series back to Oakland on Thursday.

Here's the Rays and Red Sox box score for game four.

Adam Wainwright will face off against Gerrit Cole in the decisive 5th game of the Cardinals and Pirates series tonight.

Around the Majors

The Braves decided to boycott Chipper Jones' ceremonial first pitch because he didn't pick them to win the series. They don't like to consider themselves the Party Police, but they are.

Kendrys Morales will turn down the Mariners' qualifying offer and look for a longer deal on the free agent market this winter.

Bronson Arroyo hasn't had any extension talks with the Reds and he doesn't expect the team to give him a qualifying offer.

Grant Brisbee looked at the ten best compensation draft picks.

Former Met Joe McEwing looks to have a future as a big league manager. Well, his views on the bunt and on infield shifts certainly seem to be by the book as they fit right into the archaic big league manager mold.

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