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Mets Morning News: Birds in the Busch pull ahead on Wong's home run

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

Dilip Vishwanat

Meet the Mets

The Mets are reportedly looking to move Daniel Murphy this offseason, which seems more palatable to team brass with the emergence of Dilson Herrera and Wilmer Flores

John Lannan, Taylor Teagarden, and Omar Quintanilla have all filed for free agency

Mark Simon asks "who should close for the Mets in 2014?"

Joel Sherman says that the Mets should put in an offer for Orioles pitcher Andrew Miller, who is a free agent in the offseason.

Mike Vaccaro reminds us that the definition of a miracle depends on your point of view.

Mike Vorkunov dissects how Jacob deGrom went from good to great.

Vorkunov also asks if the Mets should trade some starting pitching.

Nick Melotte at Minor League Ball previews the Scottsdale Scorpions. The Scorpions will carry Brandon Nimmo and a number of other Mets on their Arizona Fall League roster.

It seems as if local radio Michael Kay may have been taking some pot shots at rival Mike Francesa.

Former Mets coach Chip Hale is getting an interview to become the Twins manager.

Around the N.L. East

The Nationals managed to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Giants yesterday, as a Madison Bumgarner throwing error doomed the West Coasters. The Giants fell 4-1, but still are up two games to one in the series.

Michael Powell writes that with the Nationals win, they may have slipped out of an embarrassing narrative going into the offseason.

Federal Baseball gives some background to the newsreel that was discovered this week.

Around the Majors

In the late contest, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers by a score of 3-1, on the back of a Kolten Wong home run. The win puts the Cardinals up two games to one in the series.

Matthew Pouliot writes that Don Mattingly has no idea what to do with the back of his bullpen.

Clayton Kershaw will start game four on short rest.

Dave Schoenfeld writes that it is redemption for Wong, who struggled early in the season.

Naila-Jean Meyers takes a look back at what life was like the last time the Orioles were in the ALCS.

David Waldstein writes that Brady Anderson is the link that connects the 1997 Orioles to the modern day ones.

The MLB playoffs continue to draw solid ratings, despite them not being on a major network. Baseball is dead, though, ya know.

Jasper Scherer says that Billy Beane has a lot to think about this offseason.

Jeff Sulllivan wants to know "what's up with Clayton Kershaw?"

Last night after the Royals win, Eric Hosmer tweeted for fans to come out to the bar he was at. He then proceeded to buy them drinks.

Ken Rosenthal says that baseball fans who are peeved about the dominance of big-market teams need to tune into the ALCS.

Yesterday at AA

Andrew M. Cohen took a look at Juan Lagares' stellar 2014 season.

Steve Schreiber wrote about a left field candidate for 2015 that people may not have thought of.

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