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Mets Morning News: Wilmer Flores undergoes wrist surgery

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Meet The Mets

Wilmer Flores went under the knife yesterday to remove a piece of bone from his injured right wrist.

Beyond the Box Score would like to remind everyone that it was sort of a miracle that the Mets even made the Wild Card game.

Michael Conforto may be learning a new role on the team come next spring.

Jacob deGrom is looking forward to putting 2016 behind him.

Jose Reyes could become “a poor man’s Ben Zobrist” next season.

No one knows what Yoenis Cespedes is planning to do. handed out their team awards for this season’s Mets.

Around the NL East

The Braves parted ways with pitching coach Roger McDowell, who’d served in the position since 2006.

The Nationals lost to the Dodgers in the opener of the NLDS.

The Phillies outrighted six players from their 40-man roster.

The Marlins were too busy dodging Hurricane Matthew to do anything.

Around MLB

Javier Baez hit a solo home run, and it was all the Cubs needed to beat the Giants.

Bill Buckner’s glove from the 1986 World Series is up for auction.

Bill Murray, who is unquestionably awesome, wore a shirt that read “I ain’t afraid of no goats” to the Cubs/Giants game.

The Dodgers’ Rich Hill admitted that he pees on his blisters.

LeBron James hyped up the crowd before the Indians game.

Francisco Liriano took a ball to the neck during the Blue Jays’ game, and was examined at the hospital before being released.

Yesterday at AA

Joe Sokolowski brought you the season-ending edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Timothy Finnegan mounted a fierce defense of Jeurys Familia.

This Date in Mets History

Back in the year 2000, the Mets finished off the stupid Giants on this date.