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Mets Morning News: October baseball is here

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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

Powered by a strong second half, Michael Conforto was named the Mets’ finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, given to the top offensive player in each league.

Peter Alonso sat down with Sporting News for an interview in which he discusses what it’s like to be a minor league baseball player.

While David Wright’s final game was special for many fans, it was extra special for Frank and Tony DeVoe.

Katie Baker from The Ringer says goodbye to David Wright. Howie Rose sat down with Wright for one last interview on his Mets’ career.

Around the National League East

After suffering a partially torn ligament in his hand last week, Dansby Swanson appears to be a long shot to make the Braves’ postseason roster.

The Good Phight wonders if the Phillies are trying to lower expectations for free agency.

The Washington Post looks at what is to blame for the Nationals’ lost season.

The Miami Herald looks at how the Marlins’ roster shapes up long term at each position.

Around Major League Baseball

In a single elimination battle, the Rockies beat the Cubs 2-1 in 13 innings thanks to a Tony Wolters RBI single which scored Trevor Story.

Tonight, Luis Severino will start for the Yankees against the A’s Liam Hendriks in the AL Wild Card game.

Jeurys Familia is back in New York and is focused on beating the Yankees.

MLB.com dishes out their postseason picks.

Ichiro will be included on the Mariners’ Japan roster next March.

The Dodgers will start Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 1 of the NLDS and Clayton Kershaw in Game 2.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Joe Sokolowski brought us a David Wright centered “This Week in Mets Quotes”.

Allison McCague delivered the final pitcher performance meters of the 2018 season.

Linda Surovich looked at Jacob deGrom’s final start of the season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2004, Todd Zeile played his final game of his career and hit a home run for the Mets.