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

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Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard is making a guest appearance on the sitcom Kevin Can Wait, and he’s staying true to his nickname.

Gavin Cecchini has continued to struggle defensively in the Arizona Fall League after recording 33 errors in Las Vegas this past season.

Who will be the Mets’ catcher in 2017?

Who will man second base?

Around the NL East

Braves lefty Matt Marksberry has woken up after being placed into a medically-induced coma following a seizure.

Jose Fernandez’s mother wrote a thank-you note to Marlins fans for their support in the wake of her son’s death.

Around MLB

Bill Murray made a surprise appearance in the White House press room yesterday and gave a press conference about the Cubs.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have moved their championship ring presentation ceremony so as not to conflict with the World Series.

Charlie Sheen apparently wanted to throw out the first pitch in the World Series.

Lloyd McClendon will become the Tigers’ hitting coach.

The retiring Wrigley Field scoreboard operator is really hoping the Cubs win the World Series.

The Tigers will entertain trade offers for ANY player on the roster.

Yesterday at AA

The Mets have retained Jose Reyes and declined their option on Jon Niese. Jason Mast has some more thorough coverage on the subject.

This Date in Mets History

This is the anniversary of the Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza bat-throwing incident.