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Mets Morning News: Triple-A Shuffles and Wright’s on track

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

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Meet The Mets

There’s no shortage of benefits to the Mets’ pending purchase of the Syracuse Chiefs. Having three minor league teams within driving distance of the major league club should be a boon for player development. It also probably won’t hurt if Tim Tebow is promoted to Triple-A during the first year of Mets tenure.

The affilliate will be in Syracuse through at least 2025.

Although they will now need a parent club starting in 2019, the Las Vegas 51s are going to be making some major upgrades, most notably a new $80 million stadium. The new field should be open in 2019 and will be shared with Vegas’s new USL Soccer franchise, the Las Vegas Lights FC.

51s president Don Logan had heard some rumblings but had not officially heard that the Mets intended to leave Las Vegas. Awkward.

David Wright is man on a mission to make it back to the majors. Dr. Andrew Hecht—a chief of spinal surgery for the Mount Sinai health system—thinks that Wright’s recent back surgery will give him his best chance to make it back to the big leagues.

Around the NL East

Game 4 of the NLDS between the Nationals and the Cubs was postponed until this afternoon due to rain. Even more surprisingly, Dusty Baker is pitching Tanner Roark over Stephen Strasburg on regular rest.

The Phillies might become suitors for former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

Around MLB

Major League Baseball continues to rank #1 in prime-time viewership in for the local markets where teams play.

Former Met and current Cleveland Indian Jay Bruce responded to Yankee fans who heckled him during the ALDS. Simply put, Bruce told the bleacher creatures to “do better.”

Around the Red Planet

Mets faithful Dr. Mark Salvatore name-dropped his favorite team while providing an update on the Mars Curiosity Rover.

Yesterday at AA

Linda Surovich has your season review of Jacob deGrom.

With the 2017 season now firmly in our rear-view mirror, Matt Varvaro looked back to your preseason predictions.

Steve Sypa broke down the Brooklyn Cyclones’ very bad 2017 season.

This Date in Mets History

Today in 1969, Tom Seaver kicked and delivered the first pitch of the World Series.