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Mets Morning News: The boys of summer have gone

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

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Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard took to the hill for the final game of 2018 and dominated. He pitched his second complete game of 2018 but this time it was a complete game shutout for the big righty. He was quick and efficient with his pitches and had no trouble making a 1-0 lead stand up. After an emotionally draining weekend, the Mets finished their season on a high note as they face an uncertain future without their captain and with a new GM.

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The David Wright era is now officially over but for the Captain and the fans they will always have one final night to remember.

Now that David Wright’s voice will no longer be in the clubhouse it will be up to someone else to fill that silence and Mickey Callaway suggested three people in particular who could step into that role.

Jose Reyes’s Mets career most likely came to an end this weekend as well and he finally got his sendoff.

Noah Syndergaard was outstanding on the mound, but he also had a memorable moment in the batter’s box when he broke his bat on a swing and a miss.

The fans in attendance for the finale did not let up on Peter O’ Brien, who caught David Wright’s pop up, but he said he understands their reaction.

Yoenis Cespedes was back at Citi Field and said he is scheduled to have surgery on his other foot later this month.

Jeff Wilpon spoke to the media before the game and revealed some of their plans as they prepare to get the search underway for the next GM.

Wilpon also placed the blame of the current state of the team squarely at the feet of Sandy Alderson.

When making their next general manager hire, the Mets will have to change how they have done business lately if they expect anything to be different with the new hire.

The general manager search is just one of the questions facing the Mets as they head into the offseason.

With 2018 complete, Jacob deGrom is now officially in the record books as the ERA title holder.

Now that the season has come to an end, the 2019 draft order is set.

The Mets are looking ahead to 2019, while others are moving on to the postseason. Up first however, are tiebreaker games which have a long history in baseball. The Mets of course were a part of that history when they played a memorable tiebreaker game in 1999.

Around the National League East

The Braves dropped their final game of the season to the Phillies but their season will continue when they faceoff against the winner of the Dodgers and Rockies tiebreaker.

The only run that crossed the plate in the Mets and Marlins game came after Isaac Galloway misread a ball that fell for a double.

The Phillies finished off their season on a positive note with the win over the Braves.

The Nationals ended up not pitching Max Scherzer after all against the Rockies and instead Erick Fedde got the start. It did not go well and they ended their disappointing season with a 12-0 loss.

Around Major League Baseball

The baseball playoffs are still not set since there were two ties in the National League. Two tiebreaker games will be played in order to determine who will be matched up in the Wild Card game.

With the extra game for the Brewers, Christian Yelich still has a shot at the Triple Crown which has not been accomplished in the National League for 81 years.

It was another day for goodbyes. Many players took their final bows this weekend as some are expected to retire while others could find themselves in other uniforms next season.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia also confirmed he will not be back at the helm after nineteen seasons with the club.

Oakland slugger Khris Davis set a quirky piece of history when he batted .247 for the fourth straight season.

This Date in Mets History

The 1973 Mets clinched the division with a 6-4 win over the Cubs.