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Mets Morning News: Ta-ta, Terry?

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

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Meet the Mets

Mets owner Fred Wilpon reportedly blocked the firing of Terry Collins multiple times during the manager’s tenure. But it looks like Collins and the team will part ways this offseason, when the manager’s contract expires.

Pitching coach Dan Warthen might be on his way out as well after a season in which his famed slider lost its mystique.

One person who apparently will be spared from the chopping block: trainer Ray Ramirez.

The Mets are reportedly interested in Rays third base coach Charlie Montoyo to replace Collins.

The team will explore an extension of ace Jacob deGrom over the offseason.

Noah Syndergaard appeared on an episode of prank show Impractical Jokers, which aired yesterday.

Around the NL East

Giancarlo Stanton homered twice as the Marlins pounded the Braves, 7-1. Check out recaps from Talking Chop and Fish Stripes.

The Good Phight made a case for the Phillies’ reaching the wild card game next season.

After perfection through 21 chances, Sean Doolittle finally blew a save for the Nationals.

Around the Majors

The NL MVP race is incredibly tight this year, with five players separated by 0.3 WAR.

Be extremely glad Andrelton Simmons and his gilded glove no longer reside in the NL East.

Bob Klapisch examined five players on whom the World Series could hinge.

Yesterday at AA

Please take part in the 2017 Hurricane Maria Amazin’ Avenue Charity Pledge Drive.

This Date in Mets History

In 1961, the Mets named Casey Stengel as their first manager, less than a year after he led the Yankees to the World Series.