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Mets Morning News: It's Cespedes Avenue, all day, every day

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

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Meet the Mets

Choose your recap: Amazin' Avenue, MLB.com, ESPN New York, Times, Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, Newsday

Tim Rohan wrote that the Mets' decision to acquire Yoenis Cespedes was a hard one, and not everyone was on the same page.

Terry Collins said last night that can only remember Barry Bonds having a stretch as good as Yoenis Cespedes'.

Joel Sherman thinks that the Mets shouldn't look to move Matt Harvey.

Richard Sandomir suggested that television numbers and ticket sales show the Mets are narrowing the gap with the Yankees.

David Lennon wrote that Yoenis Cespedes had a ripple effect on the Mets.

John Harper opined that the Wilmer Flores' defense could prove costly in the playoffs.

Around the NL East

It took eleven innings, but the Nationals sweated out an 8-7 win against the Phillies, after the Phillies rallied to tie the game in the tenth.

Michael Jong looked at Jose Fernandez's stellar season, when he's been able to stay on the mound.

Around the Majors

The Dodgers beat the Rockies 4-1 last night, which allowed them to keep pace with the Mets in the win column.

Fangraphs took an introspective look at the way sequencing and other factors can affect prediction models.

Owen Watson wrote that, even at age 40, David Ortiz can still slug with the best of them.

Giants second baseman Joe Panik is likely done for the year, following a back injury.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.

Aaron Yorke previewed the series against the Marlins.

Yoenis Cespedes was named National League Player of the Week.

Matt Varvaro wants you to see if you can remember all the Mets with a walk rate better than 15.0%.

This Date in Mets History

On September 15, 1963, the Mets hosted the first ever Banner Day!

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