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Mets Morning News: Collins comes up short in Manager of the Year voting

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

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Meet the Mets

Mets skipper Terry Collins finished third in Manager of the Year voting, coming up short to Mike Matheny of the Cardinals and Joe Maddon of the Cubs. For what it's worth, voting these awards takes only regular season performance into account.

Mets prospect Dominic Smith returned from an oblique injury to play in the Arizona Fall League.

Zack Wheeler discussed his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Around the Majors

Jeff Bannister won Manager of the Year for the Texas Rangers.

Following a breakout season, Brandon Crawford signed a six-year, $75 million extension. The deal includes a full no-trade clause.

Rich Hill signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Athletics worth $6 million. Hill struck out ten batters in three consecutive starts last season for the Red Sox.

Cliff Pennington inked a two-year deal with the Angels. The veteran infielder made history in 2015, becoming the first full-time position player to make a pitching appearance in the postseason.

Unsurprisingly, Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Carlos Correa of the Astros won Rookie of the Year in the National and American league.

David Ortiz is expected to retire following the 2016 season.

Someone bought the inside-the-park home run ball hit by Alcides Escobar in Game 1 of the World Series.

Yesterday at AA

There's a rumor that the Marlins will trade ace Jose Fernandez this winter.

Steve Sypa examined Ah-seop Son, a South Korean free agent.

Rich Resch took a look at the Mets' interest in Gerardo Parra.

Another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio is available!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1994, the Mets traded Jeromy Burnitz and Joe Roa for Dave Mlicki, Jerry DiPoto, Paul Byrd, and Jesus Azuaje. Burnitz would return to the Mets in 2002 in a deal that sent Lenny Harris, Alex Ochoa, and Glendon Rusch to the Brewers.

On this date in 2005, GM Omar Minaya traded Mike Cameron to the Padres for Xavier Nady. Happy birthday to Steve Henderson, Jay Hook, Cal Koonce, Gary Sheffield, Allen Watson, and Matt Wise!