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Mets Morning News: Mets win final home game, Dan Warthen could be on the way out

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

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Meet the Mets

It’s been a lost season to say the least, but the Mets said goodbye to Citi Field for the year on a high note. Robert Gsellman pitched well for six innings, the bullpen did not surrender a run, and the offense exploded late to seal the win. Travis d’Arnaud drove in the first three Mets runs and then Dominic Smith drove in the next three with a mighty blast off the bench. This was not the sendoff fans were envisioning when the season started, but most likely a few Mets have stepped through the Citi Field doors for the last time.

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Terry Collins most likely managed his last game at Citi Field and he reflected on the time he spent managing from the home dugout.

Despite the wrong turn the season took, Terry Collins deserved a better sendoff than what he got.

When the Mets begin their new manager search, there are certain traits he should possess if he wants to run the team effectively next season.

Another former Met’s name has popped up as a potential candidate for manager.

It is rumored that pitching coach Dan Warthen will be joining Collins out the door when the season ends. However, Noah Syndergaard is not ready to move on from the coach.

Jose Reyes’s return to Cit Field could be at an end as well, although he would prefer to stay.

Since the starting pitching was so volatile this season, the plan going forward could be to build a strong bullpen.

Dominic Smith hit a bomb in his pinch-hit appearance, but he had been struggling up to that point. He plans to learn from the failures of this season to help him better prepare for the season ahead.

Around the NL East

The Braves’ offense could not get much going against Met pitching. Some staff changes might be coming for Atlanta.

Derek Jeter is now officially one of the owners of the Miami Marlins. The Marlins’ last game on the road did not go well.

The Phillies took the series from the Nationals with a 7-5 victory.

Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo looks forward to defeating the Cubs in the playoffs. The Nationals battled back against the Phillies but ultimately dropped the series in Philadelphia.

Around the Majors

Giants’ starter Matt Cain announced his retirement after thirteen years with the club.

The Tigers have nothing left to play for so they will have Andrew Romine play all nine positions during the final game of the season.

Despite a roller coaster season, the Cubs once again clinched their division.

One season removed from losing over 100 games, the Twins clinched a playoff spot when the Angels lost to the White Sox.

J.D. Martinez has been on an absolute tear with the Diamondbacks.

Yesterday at AA

Alex Lamport covered the Dan Warthen rumors.

David Capobianco wondered why the Mets haven’t been giving Gavin Ceechini more playing time.

This Date in Mets History

In 2008, the Mets closed Shea Stadium’s doors with a loss that eliminated them from playoff contention.