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Mets Morning News: Alonso atop the AFL

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

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Meet the Mets

Mets first base prospect Peter Alonso continues to rake in the Arizona Fall League, and his defense is showing serious improvement, according to assistant general manager J.P. Ricciardi.

Baseball executives wonder if Mets general manager candidate Gary LaRocque is just using the team as leverage for a contract extension with his current team, the Cardinals.

Outfield prospect Desmond Lindsay had his second two-hit game in as many Arizona Fall League contests, doubling, walking once, and scoring a run.

With the Diamondbacks considering a rebuild, should the Mets include Alonso in a trade package for star slugger Paul Goldschmidt?

Around the National League East

Are you upset that the Marlins are taking their gaudy home run structure outside the stadium? Marlins fans aren’t.

On The Good Phight’s “Hittin’ Season” podcast, host John Stolnis discussed whom the team could target this offseason should they strike out on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner finally got to show what he can do with a full season’s worth of at-bats.

Around Major League Baseball

Jackie Bradley Jr. had another huge hit as the Red Sox upended the Astros to advance to the World Series. The outfielder had nine RBI in the ALCS and claimed series MVP honors.

Grant Brisbee eulogized the defending champs.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague reviewed the pleasantly surprising 2018 campaign of second baseman Jeff McNeil.

In the latest installment of his series on the best Mets pitching prospects he saw in 2018, Steve Sypa covered Nabil Crismatt.

This Date in Mets History

It’s the 12th anniversary of Endy Chavez’s famed catch, which means it’s also the anniversary of the 2006 Mets’ defeat at the wings of the Cardinals.