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

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Meet the Mets

Tim Tebow collected a hit and two walks in his final Arizona Fall League game to raise his average to .194. Scouts didn’t have pleasant things to say about the former NFL quarterback.

With Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki not living up to expectations, the Mets are mulling whether to tender a contract to Rene Rivera.

FanGraphs doesn’t expect Asdrubal Cabrera’s power surge to continue into 2017.

BP Mets looks at some Mets numberswith runners in scoring position.

Jeurys Familia hired attorney Jay Reisinger to represent him in MLB’s investigation into his arrest for domestic violence. Reisinger represented former Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in his own domestic abuse case.

NJ.com listed five Mets who need to bounce back from rough seasons to help the team contend in 2017.

Around the NL East

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman finished sixth in NL MVP voting.

The Marlins signed five players to minor league deals and are pursuing Kenley Jansen.

The Good Phight rejoiced in the elevation of John Middleton to majority owner of the Phillies.

The Nationals’ Max Scherzer claimed his second Cy Young. Daniel Murphy finished second in MVP voting.

Around the Majors

The Angels’ Mike Trout and the Cubs’ Kris Bryant received the AL and NL MVPs, respectively.

The Astros added two power pieces: outfielder Josh Reddick through free agency and catcher Brian McCann via a trade with the Yankees.

Grant Brisbee isn’t so sure the White Sox should trade ace Chris Sale.

Yesterday at AA

Baseball Prospectus unveiled its list of the Mets’ top 10 prospects.

Speaking of prospects, whom will the Mets shield from the Rule 5 Draft?

This Date in Mets History

A day after turning 21, Doc Gooden was awarded the 1985 NL Cy Young after securing the pitching triple crown. Celebrating birthdays are former Mets Gary Sheffield, 44, and Jay Hook, 76, who collected the franchise’s first ever victory.