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Mets Morning News: the calm before the storm

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

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The whole world will get a chance to meet the Mets during today's World Series Media Day festivities. Of course, the American League champion Royals will also be present.

The Mets didn't have to worry too much about their infield defense during the NLCS, but the Royals could put a lot more pressure on an area that has been a weakness for New York all season long.

Adam Rubin looks back at how Sandy Alderson and company rebuilt the Mets.

Beyond the Box Score gives their take on what Daniel Murphy will be worth this winter.

It wouldn't be a championship series without state governor bets.

Around Major League Baseball

Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore didn't get to where he is now by playing it safe, writes Jerry Crasnick.

The Royals may have just been to the World Series in 2014, but this year's squad has a lot of new faces.

Ted Berg has nine factors that could influence the Fall Classic.

You might think that the Mets are a team of destiny, but there's also something special about these Royals.

This date in Mets history

In the year 2000, the Mets dropped Game 5 of the World Series to the Yankees. The Amazins will play their 25th World Series game in franchise history tomorrow night.