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

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Meet the Mets

The playoff schedules have officially been announced! The Mets will open up at 9:45pm on Friday night, which is drawing the ire of some fans who want their kids to be part of the Mets October run.

Some NL East opponents scouted the Mets for a must-read  MLB.com piece.

Curtis Granderson said that he sees some similarities between the 2006 Tigers, who won the American League , and the 2015 Mets.

Mike Lupica wrote that Terry Collins would be making his late father, Bud, proud with his success.

Mark Simon recalled some of the Mets at-bats of the season, that may end up on highlight reels.

Mike Vorkunov suggested that Ruben Tejada should be the Mets man throughout the playoffs.

The Mets have extended their longtime partnership with Delta Airlines, and the Yankees re-upped with the carrier as well.

Matt Harvey has the ninth best selling MLB jersey. First place went to Cubs rookie phenom Kris Bryant.

Owen Watson tallied which managers did the best job with their challenges this year, and Terry Collins was not high on the list.

Around the NL East

The Nationals fired manager Matt Williams today, in what was certainly an unsurprising move. Our friends at Federal Baseball said the Nats didn't have much of a choice.

The Marlins dismissed their assistant coaches today, as well. The team will interview Larry Bowa for their vacancy.

Around the Majors

The Postseason begins tonight, as the Yankees take on the Astros in the Bronx! The contest will feature Masahiro Tanaka against Dallas Keuchel.

On the eve of their first postseason game in three years, CC Sabathia announced that he will leave the Yankees and head to an alcohol treatment center.

Aaron Gleeman wrote that whether Mike Trout is named MVP or not, he's already a part of baseball lore.

Eno Sarris wrote that tonight's game features a very intriguing matchup, featuring a former Mets outfielder.

Yesterday at AA

Show yourself, nerds! Eric asked us all to get to know each other a little better.

Matt Varvaro's Mind Boggler for the week features Mets playoff series MVP's.

Adam Reiter recalled the Mets playing the Dodgers in the 1988 NLCS.

This Date in Mets History

October 6th is a very important day in Mets history, as it was the day the team signed their lease with the City of New York, as well as the anniversary of their first National League title.

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