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Mets Afternoon News: Tempers flare at the World Series, Mets Cudd spend some money

Your Thursday afternoon, post-Game 2 dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The big news of the past day is that the Mets are reportedly interested in veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer on a short-term deal. Cuddyer is a longtime friend of David Wright, and his name was linked to the Mets on occasion last season.

Juan Lagares took another step in his Gold Glove candidacy, as it was announced that he's become a finalist.

Mike Vorkunov says that Michael Cuddyer makes a lot of sense for the Mets.

Vorkunov also lists some important offseason dates for the Mets.

Scott Coen of MassLive talks about why the World Series still matters, and how the Miracle Mets made him love baseball.

The Mets may be getting some new neighbors for spring training, as the Astros and Nationals joint-complex took another step in its development.

Around the Playoffs

The Royals managed to flip the script on the Giants last night, as the took Game 2 by a score of 7-2. The game was tight going into the sixth inning, when Salvador Perez double brought home two after a passed ball, and then Omar Infante took Hunter Strickland deep. The home run ended up turning into one of the more curious moments of the playoffs, as Strickland began to jaw at Perez who was waiting for his teammate and the Royals stepped out of their dugout to confront Strickland. The Royals prevailed, ultimately, and tied the series at one game apiece.

Game 3 will take place on Friday at 8:00pm ET, in San Fransisco. where Jeremy Guthrie is slated to take on Tim Hudson.

David Waldstein writes that the Royals are forever connected to the New York Giants.

David Patrick Harmon writes that the Royals reminded him of simpler times, when Yankee-hate was plentiful!

Craig Calcaterra writes that Ned Yost didn't out-manage Bruce Bochy.

August Fagerstrom writes about Madison Bumgarner's secret weapon.

Friend of the program Ted Berg says that the Royals resurgence has drawn fans to the Negro League Baseball Museum.

Around the Majors

Fox's World Series ratings rebounded after a mediocre Game 1.

The Blue Jays are reportedly taking offers on Adam Lind. Unfortunately it may be a bit late to change your AAOP's...

The Blue Jays have also begun talks to extend Melky Cabrera.

Bleed Cubbie Blue goes back in time to look at the 2005 upgrades to Wrigley Field.

Amazin' Avenue alum Eno Sarris hosted a chat on Fangraphs today.

Yesterday at AA

Jeffrey and Greg posted Episode 90 of Amazin' Avenue Audio; in which the guys impressively respond to seven of your emails in an hour and a half!

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