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Mets Morning News: Ramirez and Warthen out; coaching shake up continues

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

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Meet The Mets

The Mets coaching and training staff went through a major shake-up. The team fired longtime pitching coach Dan Warthen, and head athletic trainer/part-time grim reaper Ray Ramirez got the axe, too.

Having been rumored to be staying in the organization, it was announced that Terry Collins will be accepting a position as "Special Assistant to the GM."

With the search for a new skipper underway, Joel Sherman thinks Sandy Alderson needs to let some 'long-shot' candidates have a chance to manage.

Sandy may have also hinted at a possible pitching coach candidate.

Around the NL East

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo has recommended his assistant GM Doug Harris for the open Braves position.

The Derek Jeter era has officially begun in Miami.

Around MLB

The Yankees defeated the Twins in the American League Wild Card game last night.

Astros owner Jim Crane sent three planes to Puerto Rico to assist with relief efforts. Two planes are filled with over 300,000 pounds of supplies, while the third is to retrieve family members of the Astros as well as bring back cancer patients and those with medical conditions who have been unable to receive treatment since the storm.

The adoption of advanced analytics and 'Moneyball' style of play have changed how the game is played. The result may not necessarily be for the better.

Yesterday at AA

Luke Vlahos kicked off our 'Season Review' series. First up: Noah Syndergaard.

This Date in Mets History

If you needed proof that history repeats itself, or maybe that time is a flat circle, on this date in 2010, Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel were both fired.