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Mets Morning News: Syracuse is a new home for the Mets

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

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Meet the Mets

On Tuesday, the Mets announced they have agreed to a lease through 2043 with Syracuse to keep Triple-A baseball in town. You can look at some of the proposed renovations to the Syracuse stadium here.

Around the National League East

The Braves payroll is expected to increase in 2019.

The Marlins home run sculpture will no longer be located in the stadium. The Art in Public Places board in Miami-Dade county voted unanimously to move it to a location outside the stadium.

Some of the Nationals’ top prospects are back in action in the Dominican Winter League.

Around Major League Baseball

Powered by a 8th inning grand slam from Jackie Bradley Jr., the Red Sox took a 2-1 lead in the ALCS.

The Astros may have been cheating in Game 1 of the ALCS.

In a 13 inning, five hour affair, the Dodgers beat the Brewers 2-1 to even the series at 2-2.

Possible offseason target for the Mets Yasmani Grandal was benched in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Fangraphs looked at why catchers are having a hard time catching the ball.

Joel Sherman listed some starting pitchers that could be traded this offseason.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the best Mets’ pitching prospects he saw this year.

Allison McCague looked at some bright spots from the 2018 season.

Vasilis Drimalitis reviewed Chris Beck’s 2018 performance with the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

October 17th is a good day in Mets history. In 1999, Robin Ventura hit his grand slam single and in 2015, the Mets beat the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLCS.