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Mets Morning News: Jose Reyes arrested, Tommy Hanson dies

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

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey was honored by his peers on Monday, when he was awarded the Players' Choice award for Comeback Player of the Year.

Former Mets Mike Piazza, Billy Wagner, Luis Castillo, and Mike Hampton were all selected for inclusion on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.

According to reports out of Hawaii, Jose Reyes was arrested on October 31, after allegedly assaulting his wife in their hotel room.

Pepsi announced that it would be ending its sponsorship of the Mets, meaning the Pepsi Porch will be rebranded. According to the New York Times, this is due to Pepsi wanting to invest more money into their relationship with the Cubs.

John Ricco confirmed that Juan Lagares would not need surgery, and would be ready to go for 2016.

Johan Santana announced through his agent that he'd like to play in 2016. The former Mets starter has been out of the league since 2012.

Around the Majors

Former Braves and Angels starter Tommy Hanson has passed away at the age of 29, after falling into a coma on Monday. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Hanson family at this time.

Jeff Sullivan noted on Just a Bit Outside that the 2015 NL East was the worst division in baseball in the past ten years.

Dan Farnsworth wrote a primer on prospect evaluation for Fangraphs.

The Twins netted Korean star Byung-Ho Park, with a final bid of $12.85 million.

Yesterday at AA

Episode 157 of Amazin' Avenue Audio is out, featuring the one and only Jeffrey Paternostro and his merry band of Mets writers.

Matt Varvaro wants you to try to name every Mets award winner.

We looked at some possibilities at shortstop for the Mets to acquire in a trade.

Despite some industry rumblings, Matt Harvey isn't leaving Scott Boras.

Gavin Cecchini hurt his shoulder, sidelining him from playing with USA Baseball.

Sandy Alderson will miss the general manager meetings due to a previously-scheduled medical procedure.

This Date in Mets History

It's Omar Minaya's birthday! Besides that, Willie Mays won his second MVP award on this date, long before he got to the Mets.

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