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Mets Morning News: A farewell to arms

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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

In addition to picking up the options of Jay Bruce and Jose Reyes, the Mets outrighted reliever Jim Henderson and infielder Eric Campbell and didn’t pick up Jonathon Niese’s option.

The Mets intend to extend a $17.2 million qualifying offer to Neil Walker.

After missing two games to an ailing knee, Tim Tebow returned to Arizona Fall League action on Thursday and picked up where he left off—going hitless.

BP Mets eulogized Eric Campbell’s Mets tenure.

Manager Terry Collins is happy for Cubs manager Joe Maddon, whom he called “a great friend.”

Collins didn’t have much to say about the domestic violence allegation against closer Jeurys Familia or the upcoming contract negotiations with Yoenis Cespedes.

The manager also downplayed the idea that 2017 would be his last season in a major league dugout.

Around the NL East

A Braves fan compiled a list of important dates for his team’s offseason.

Fish Stripes is already looking forward to 2017 World Series odds, which don’t speak highly of the Marlins.

MiLB.com declared the Phillies had the best farm system in 2016.

Federal Baseball wondered aloud about the Nationals’ offseason strategy.

Around the Majors

Here are 15 things that made Game 7 of the World Series great.

Here’s a list of the 139 players that became free agents the moment Anthony Rizzo closed his glove on the Indians’ season.

We already have a trade: The Angels sent minor league pitcher Victor Alcantara to the Tigers for outfielder Cameron Maybin.

Yesterday at AA

David Capobianco wrote up the Bruce and Reyes options.

Greg Karam reviewed the team’s hitting prospects.

Steve Sypa reviewed the Las Vegas 51s’ 2016 campaign.

The important stuff: The Binghamton Mets are now the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

This Date in Mets History

In 2004, Willie Randolph was hired as the 18th manager in franchise history.