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Mets Morning News: No Gold Glove for Bartolo

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

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Meet the Mets

Despite leading NL pitchers in Defensive Runs Saved by a hefty margin, Bartolo Colon isn’t even a finalist for the Gold Glove.

A day after learning that Yoenis Cespedes is opting out of his contract, here’s a list of the Mets’ competition for the slugger’s services.

T.J. Rivera is looking forward to competing for a starting role at second base next season.

Over at shortstop, things are a bit more settled.

In the Arizona Fall League, Tebow hit a hard single, stole second, and made a sliding catch in the outfield.

Speaking of the AFL, David Wright was honored as one of the best 25 players to play in the league.

Around the NL East

The Braves’ Nick Markakis and Ender Inciarte are finalists for Gold Gloves.

So is Christian Yelich of the Marlins, who are considering Tim Wallach for their vacant managerial position.

Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera are finalists too. And the Phillies are looking for computer science help.

The Nationals’ Anthony Rendon is a finalist at third base. Here’s an analysis of Lucas Giolito’s rookie campaign.

Around the Majors

Thankfully for the Indians, Cubs masher Kyle Schwarber wasn’t medically cleared to play the outfield.

Grant Brisbee on what each club needs to do to win the World Series.

This postseason, umpires’ strike zones aren’t better than they were in the regular season.

Yesterday at AA

The Mets have an abundance of second basemen. Who will get the starting nod in 2017?

Amazin’ Avenue Audio topics included: Neil Walker’s possible qualifying offer, Andrew Miller’s postseason, Kurt Abbott, the Panic City Meter, and much more.

This Date in Mets History

In 1961, the Mets broke ground on the now-nonexistent Shea Stadium. Birthdays: Lenny Harris, Braden Looper, and Josh Thole.