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Mets Morning News: Struggling fans unite, as Wild Card proves we won't be miserable forever!

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

Alex Goodlett

Meet the Mets

Life after Mets baseball is pretty boring, huh? Well, David Wright is keeping in good spirits by making fun of Matt Harvey!

Gary, Keith, and Ron shared their thoughts on the 2014 season, and they all said that things are finally looking up for the Mets. (Note: Did anyone else notice how audibly excited Keith was when Lucas Duda hit his thirtieth home run?)

Mike Puma says that the Mets must ask themselves five questions during the offseason.

The Mets are reportedly considering adding either Bobby Abreu or Edgardo Alfonzo to their Major League coaching staff next year.

Mike Vorkunov takes a look at a group of Mets who may no longer call Citi Field "home."

Would Daniel Murphy be willing to play left field? Apparently not.

Greg Prince penned one final goodbye to the 2014 Mets.

Around the N.L. East

Federal Baseball takes a look at the N.L. East in 2014, and tries to decipher just how bad it was.

John Stolnis at The Good Phight says that the road ahead for the Phillies is a long and winding one.

The Marlins appear to be preparing to attempt to sign Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term extension.

Around the Majors

The postseason starts tonight! Jon Lester and the A's will take on James Shields and the Royals at 8:07pm ET, in the American League Wild Card game on TBS.

Tim Rohan writes that James Shields has changed the thinking and culture in Kansas City.

Tyler Kepner gives us a playoff primer, thorough the lens of "which fans are the most deserving?"

Ben Lindbergh gives us a fascinating piece on the Pirates sabermetrically-inclined front office.

Controversy magnet Alex Rodriguez wants to be a starter for the Yankees next year, but Brian Cashman says he has to "earn it."

Ron Gardenhire was fired by the Twins yesterday, but hopes to manage elsewhere in 2015.

Grantland posted its gif-filled final power rankings of 2014, and it features a hearty does of AtLOLanta.

Yesterday at AA

Matthew Callan looks back at the 2014 Mets, filtered through the words of Bart Giamatti.

Chris McShane fires up the Player Performance Meters one last time for 2014. Pitchers can be found here, and position players here.

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