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Mets Morning News: Why get better hitters, when you can just move the fences in?!?

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

There was some actual Mets news on Monday, as the team seems to be prepared to move the right field fences in for the 2015 season.

Joel Sherman talks about how players Sandy Alderson didn't pick in the draft are in the NLCS, while his picks sit in the minors.

Mike Vorkunov gives his season review of Juan Lagares. Spoiler alert: it was pretty good.

Brandon Nimmo and Matt Reynolds continue to play well for the Scottsdale Scorpions, and that's a good sign.

Billy Witz talks about Mike Moustakas, former Mets bat boy.

The Mets are reportedly interested in former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long.

There are reports circulating that Omar Minaya may be headed back to New York to serve in the Yankees front office.

The Diamondbacks have tapped former Mets coach Chip Hale as their new manager.

Around the NL East

Michael Jong writes that Marlins Park hasn't played like a pitcher's park, but it's still getting in player's heads.

Justin Klugh writes that baseball and Columbus are forever intertwined in Philly.

Patrick Reddington wants to know if the Nationals can really rely on Ryan Zimmerman in 2015?

Around the Majors

Game 3 of the ALCS was postponed last night, so the schedule has been pushed back and the off day removed. The series will resume tonight at 8pm ET from Kansas City.

The Royals' Jarrod Dyson turned some heads, as he said that the ALCS will not return to Baltimore.

Tyler Kepner tells the story of a Kansas City man who needs just one signature to finish off an incredible collection.

Neil Weinberg asks if a sabermetric TV broadcast can ever actually thrive?

Joe Roegele says that the strike zone expansion has gotten ridiculous.

Ever wonder why Hunter Pence throws so oddly? Ken Rosenthal has an answer!

Juliet Macur says that Camden Yards may be *gasp*...cursed.

Jay Jaffe writes that power has been king in the playoffs.

Benjamin Hoffman talks about the Royals aggressive approach.

Yesterday at AA

James Kannengieser and the AA writing staff presented the Piazza to the Worst Starting Pitcher. Congrats to all of the contestants!

Colby Conetta reviewed Dillon Gee's less-than-stellar 2014.

Matthew Callan took a look at a Mike Piazza injury, this week, fifteen years ago.

Jeffrey Paternostro uploaded Episode 89 of Amazin' Avenue audio, our podcast.

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