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Mets Morning News: Just one more day until the World Series begins

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

Molly Riley

Meet the Mets

The Mets are reportedly seeking a contract extension with J.P. Ricciardi. The special assistant gets a lot of credit for improving the team's minor league system.

Rising Apple reviewed the 2014 season of lefty specialist Josh Edgin.

The Star-Ledger says that the ability of the Royals to win a pennant without a powerful offense should give Mets fans hope for their 2015 team.

Around the Majors

You won't be able to hear the Lorde song "Royals" on certain San Francisco radio stations over the next week or so. 104.5 KFOG and 96.5 KOIT are removing the track from their lineups until the World Series is over.

Yoenis Cespedes could be available in a trade this winter. The power-hitting outfielder has one year and $10.2 million left on his contract.

Former Mets pitcher Chris Young should be an attractive free agent after a healthy and productive 2014. He's leaning towards a return to the Mariners, though.

If you've ever wondered why your Jewish friends care about Jewish baseball players so much, this story tries to explain things.

In case you can't make up your mind, here's a guide on who to root for in the World Series.

Around the NL East

The Braves signed infielder Pedro Ciriaco to a minor league deal.

Federal Baseball tackled the top five offseason storylines surrounding the Nationals.

Yesterday at AA

Colby Conetta broke down the 2014 campaign of Ruben Tejada.

On this date in 1973, Tom Seaver pitched well on short rest, but the Mets fell to the Athletics in Game 6 of the 1973 World Series. Also, say happy birthday to Keith today.