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Mets Morning News: Wright back under the knife

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

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Meet the Mets

David Wright underwent another surgery, this one on his back, and vowed he’s not ready to retire.

Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine thinks the Mets should pursue two of his former players to fill the seat vacated by Terry Collins: Joe McEwing and Robin Ventura.

Former Mets slugger Carlos Beltrain also offered his thoughts, and believes Alex Cora is the man for the job.

Filling the managerial vacancy is just one of 11 tasks Alderson has to carry out this offseason, according to

Around the NL East

The Braves will keep manager Brian Snitker for another season, but the front office appears to be infighting.

New Marlins co-owner Derek Jeter has reversed course completely and is apparently not firing Andre Dawson, Tony Perez, Jeff Conine, and Jack McKeon.

Here’s the case for the Phillies’ reigning victorious in the NL East next year.

The Nationals will start Stephen Strasburg against the CubsKyle Hendricks in Game 1 of the teams’ NLDS tilt tonight.

Around the Majors

Jay Bruce went off in Game 1 of the YankeesIndians ALDS with a homer and a double en route to a 4-0 Cleveland victory. NY (AL) had been unwilling to cover any of Bruce’s salary in a potential trade between the Mets and Yanks before his trade to the Indians.

The Astros pounded the Red Sox in their series opener.

It’s early, but starting pitching has been miserable across the postseason.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa broke down the 2017 campaign of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Mets.

Aaron Yorke covered Wright’s aforementioned surgery.

This Date in Mets History

In 1969, Nolan Ryan struck out seven batters in seven innings of relief as the Mets completed a sweep of the Braves to advance to the World Series.