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Mets Morning News: After monumental comeback in Washington, Nieuwenhuis channels his inner Omir Santos

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

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Meet the Mets

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Yoenis Cespedes waived the release clause in his contract, giving the Mets more than 5 days to re-sign him. He's only got 35 games in the National League but could Cespedes win the MVP award? He's already the 2nd most valuable Mets position player this year by Fangraphs and including his time in Detroit, he only places behind Bryce Harper, Josh Donaldson, Mike Trout, and is even with Joey Votto.

Matt Harvey struggled last night and the righty hasn't finalized plans with the club yet on his innings limit. Harvey says he'll be ready to pitch whenever his next start comes. The New York Times looked at the business lessons of Harvey's dilemma. Is baseball to blame for Matt Harvey's dilemma? Grantland looked at Harvey's arm and the moral hazard of him pitching. Finally, could Scott Boras and Matt Harvey have gotten something right?

The Mets promoted righty Tim Stauffer to the big league club to replace Carlos Torres.

Bartolo Colon picked up the NL Player of the Week award for his shutout streak.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis' home run was the biggest moment of a pretty crazy season for the outfielder.

Want to look ahead to next year? You can as the Mets released the 2016 schedule.

Around the NL East

Aaron Nola and the Phillies blanked Braves 5-0, while reports say that Fredi Gonzalez has lost the support of the Atlanta clubhouse during this brutal season.

Ryan Zimmerman missed Tuesday evening's game with the Mets due to an oblique injury. Seems likely that could sideline him tonight as well.

Could Rick Renteria be the next manager of the Marlins? Loria's club has hired Marc Delpiano, who was the team's director of player development in 2003, to head minor league operations going forward. Miami defeated the Brewers 6-4 yesterday.

Around the Majors

Former Cardinals pitcher Joaquin Andujar passed away yesterday at age 62.

Who should be on the NL All-Keeper fantasy baseball team for 2016?

Nate Eovaldi appears to be finished for the regular season, though he could pitch in the postseason.

Exciting righty Marcus Stroman has made it back from an injury that was expected to cost him all of 2015.

This Date In Mets History

In 1969, the Mets clinched a winning record for the first time in franchise history behind Tom Seaver.

Yesterday At AA

Travis d'Arnaud has been one of the top catchers in baseball when healthy for the Mets.

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