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Mets Morning News: Terry retiring?

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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

The Mets expect 68-year-old manager Terry Collins to retire at the end of the season, per a report from the Daily News. General manager Sandy Alderson, whose contract will be up at season’s end, will return to the team.

A Jacob deGrom stomach bug is forcing the Mets to shuffle their rotation, pushing the ace’s Friday start back to Sunday. Robert Gsellman will take the hill on Friday, with Matt Harvey going on Saturday.

Improving a miserable bullpen will be a priority for Alderson this offseason.

Separate pieces from the Post and Newsday reveal how rookie Brandon Nimmo hones his selective eye at the plate.

Around the NL East

R.A. Dickey dominated the Nationals to the tune of two runs over eight innings as the Braves reigned victorious, 3-2. Check out recaps from Talking Chop and Federal Baseball.

The folks at Fish Stripes attempted to predict the Marlins’ starting infield in 2018.

The Phillies narrowly missed a four-game sweep of the Dodgers, falling instead 5-4 in the final game of the series.

Around the Majors

Despite his 23 home runs, Albert Pujols is having a historically bad season for a 37-year-old.

Following the terrifying recent incident at Yankee Stadium, Rob Manfred announced the league is redoubling efforts to expand the use of protective netting in stadiums.

Grant Brisbee shot down all arguments against protective netting.

Yesterday at AA

Robert Wolff covered the Mets futures of Collins and Alderson.

This Date in Mets History

In the final home game of the 1962 season, Ed Kranepool collected his first career hit, an opposite-field double. Only David Wright and Jose Reyes have more hits in a Mets uniform.