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Jamie Squire

Meet the Mets

The only Mets news yesterday was the announcement that Jeurys Familia had surgery to repair bilateral sports hernias and should be ready to go for spring training.

David Roth writes that Joe Maddon doesn't need the Mets (and given Jeff Wilpon's statement on Friday, the Mets feel they don't need him).

Around the Playoffs

The Giants beat up on the Royals, evening up the series with an 11-4 victory.

Around the Majors

Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton were named the league's Hank Aaron award winners last night.

Joe Maddon is prepared to sit out 2015 if he has to wait for a better situation to open up.

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg has discussed moving the team to Montreal, as there's a thought that the Tampa Bay market will never support an MLB team.

Mo'ne Davis threw out the first pitch in last night's game, a perfect strike from the pitcher's mound. Sign her up, Sandy!

Pat Gillick admitted that the Phillies are rebuilding, though they don't have the right architect to do it.

Yesterday At AA

Watch Game 6 of the 1986 World Series for free a day after the 28th anniversary of the game.

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