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Mets Morning News: Cubs even up World Series, Yo gone?

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

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Meet the Mets

According to Jon Heyman, Yoenis Cespedes plans on opting out of his contract.

Even if the Mets lose Cespedes, they do have several options in their outfield going forward.

Cespedes was the only Met to be named to the Sporting News NL All-Star team.

Local kid T.J. Rivera was honored at his alma mater, Lehman High School in the Bronx.

Tim Tebow is very passionate about following his dreams, and proceeded to pick up his first extra-base hit in the Arizona Fall League.

Former-Met Carlos Baerga thew out the first pitch for Game 2 of the World Series.

Around the NL East

Dansby Swanson looked promising as the Braves’ shortstop.

Marlins’ bench coach Tim Wallach is in the running to become the Rockies’ new manager. Alcohol may have played a factor in the deadly boat crash that took the life of Jose Fernandez.

Adam Morgan did not have a very good year with the Phillies.

The Nationals have multiple options at shortstop next season.

Around the Majors

The Cubs evened up the World Series behind a strong performance by Jake Arrieta.

With the series moving to Wrigley, the Cubs are unsure if Kyle Schwarber will be able to play in the field.

The Indians handsomely rewarded the man who gave up his seat on a flight so Kenny Lofton could throw out the first pitch of the World Series.

Corey Kluber will start Game 4 for the Indians on short rest.

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant won the 2016 Hank Aaron Award.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane analyzed Wilmer Flores’s successful season.

David Capobianco covered Cespedes’s plans to opt out of his contract.

This Date in Mets History

The New York Mets are 1986 World Series Champions!