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Mets Morning News: Gavin Cecchini hitting well in AFL, David Wright contingency plan, Cleveland takes Game 1

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

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Meet the Mets

Gavin Cecchini has maintained a hot bat in the Arizona Fall League. The 22-year-old spoke to the Review-Journal about his time on the big league roster in September.

The Mets will need viable options to play third base if David Wright misses extended time in 2017.

Mark Simon of ESPN reflected on the Mets’ improbable Game 6 victory in the 1986 World Series.

Tim Tebow’s presence has drawn a crowd to the AFL.

Around the NL East

Mark Bowman of MLB.com named R.A. Dickey as a potential offseason target for the Braves.

The home run ball has been Max Scherzer’s Achilles Heel.

The Sporting News named Jose Fernandez the 2016 Comeback Player of the Year.

2017 will be a pivotal year in Cesar Hernandez’s career.

Around Major League Baseball

The Indians took Game 1 of the World Series thanks to a scoreless start from Corey Kluber and two home runs from Roberto Perez.

The decision to bench Jason Heyward isn’t an easy one for Joe Maddon.

Craig Edwards of FanGraphs discussed the payroll discrepancy between the two teams in the World Series.

Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez had a fun moment at second base during Game 1.

Alex Rodriguez called Theo Epstein baseball’s best executive.

Billy Witz of the New York Times wrote about players’ relationships with their bats. 

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco reviewed Bartolo Colon’s 2016 campaign.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2000, the Yankees derailed the Mets’ hopes of a Subway Series victory.

Happy birthday to Jaime Cerda and Elio Chacon!