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Mets Morning News: The Mets are National League East champions!

Your Sunday morning, champagne-soaked dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

It was nine years in the making, but the New York Mets are headed back to the postseason again. Lucas Duda hit a grand slam, and David Wright mashed a fairy-tale home run in the ninth to back up a strong outing by Matt Harvey, as the Mets would roll to a 10-2 victory. It's the sixth NL East crown for the Mets, and guarantees them their eighth overall postseason berth.

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WOR uploaded all of their interviews and highlights, including Howie Rose's final call, and a candid interview with Matt Harvey.

Mike Vaccaro said that the Mets season has been a real-life fairy tale.

John Harper wrote that Matt Harvey put innings limits behind him, and showed why he's their ace.

David Wright finally gets his return to the postseason, after a long wait.

Bob Raissman noted that the full Terry Collins will be on display in the postseason.

Michael Powell wrote that the Mets summer of suffering became an impossible autumn.

Adam Rubin noted that Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese may move to the bullpen for the playoffs.

Jeff Wilpon spoke to the media for the first time in over a year, saying he was proud of his team.

Ted Berg came up with seventeen (as if there's only seventeen) awesome things about the Mets!

The Daily News compiled some reactions to the Mets win.

Around the NL East

Bryce Harper walked off the Phillies tonight, by a score of 2-1, just moments after the Mets had clinched the NL East.

The Marlins knocked around Julio Teheran, as they would go on to beat the Braves 6-2.

Bryce Harper said that he hopes the Mets represent the NL East all the way to the World Series.

Federal Baseball recapped the Nationals reactions to the Mets winning the NL East.

Around the Majors

After blowing a big lead, the Rockies came back to beat the Dodgers 8-6, which means that they now trail the Mets for home field advantage.

The Blue Jays ended their own postseason drought, as they've been guaranteed at least a Wild Card spot.

Barry Zito and Tim Hudson took to the mound one last time, in a day of Bay Area Memories.

The Cardinals had a bad day, as they found out that Carlos Martinez is done for the season, and Matt Carpenter had to be lifted from the game with soreness.

Brad Ausmus will return as the Tigers' manager in 2016.

Yesterday at AA

The celebration is on here at Amazin' Avenue!

Steven Jaboetz recounted the Mets previous division clinchers.

This Date in Mets History

On September 27, 2000, the Mets clinched the Wild Card and started out the new millennium in style.

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