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Mets Morning News: Mets win finale, break losing streak, drop hints on NLDS roster

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

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom and the bullpen limited the Nationals to just two hits, while Curtis Granderson homered home the only run the Mets would need in their 1-0 win over Washington. New York finished the season at 90-72 and will next play on Friday in Game 1 of the NLDS at the Dodgers.

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After the game, the Mets players thanked the fans and David Wright said "Let's go beat LA!"

By closing out the victory, Jeurys Familia earned himself a spot alongside Armando Benitez atop the Mets single-season saves leaderboard.

The Mets unveiled bits and pieces of their NLDS roster, but there are some players who are still on the bubble.

The team also announced that Noah Syndergaard will get the start in Game 2 of the NLDS. Matt Harvey will start the first postseason game in Citi Field history in Game 3.

Steven Matz still has a chance to pitch in the postseason depending on how his workouts go this week.

After cruising to a division championship, the Mets aren't a cute little underdog anymore.

The upcoming NLDS is going to be a showcase of elite pitching.

Around the NL East

They may have avoided 100 losses, but that didn't stop the Phillies from letting a pair of coaches go.

The Braves ended their tumultuous season on a high note with a doubleheader sweep versus St. Louis.

Miami's Dee Gordon has won the National League batting title.

Why is the last day of the season better than Opening Day? Because Ichiro pitched for the Marlins yesterday.

Around Major League Baseball

The Rangers made their fans nervous, but finally got the job done and clinched an improbable AL West title by defeating the Angels on Sunday afternoon.

Houston will play at the Yankees and the Cubs will play at Pittsburgh in the 2015 Wild Card Games.

The Angels will announce today that Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler is the new general manager in Anaheim.

Boston bid a classy farewell to longtime broadcaster Don Orsillo, who is being let go by NESN following the 2015 campaign.

ESPN's Dave Schoenfield examines the past and tries to find a reliable blueprint for postseason success.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Chris Gaine wrote about the current Mets with the most postseason experience.

This date in Mets history

In 1999, Edgardo Alfonzo hit a pair of home runs to carry the Mets to a win over Arizona in Game 1 of the NLDS.

Not on this date, but MLB.com has an extensive oral history of the 1988 NLCS between the Mets and Dodgers.