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Mets Morning News: End of the Line

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

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Meet the Mets

In possibly the most fitting ending of all time, the 2019 Mets concluded their season with a Dominic Smith walkoff home run after the bullpen let another late lead slip through their ball-slinging hands.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, Bergen Record, Daily News, MLB.com, Newsday, Post.

In his rookie season, Pete Alonso’s ascension to the level of superstardom has been nothing less than magical. ($)

When it comes to marketability, Pete Alonso is just as good at that as he is at smashing dingers. ($)

Being a Mets fan doesn’t give you may opportunities to have hope for the future or the present, but Pete Alonso breaks the norms and brings the fun in Flushing.

Jacob deGrom’s excellence on the baseball diamond is only rivaled by his excellence off of it.

He has certainly proven himself to be a major league talent, but what is J.D. Davisfuture with the Mets?

Mickey Callaway’s future may not be clear now, but it should be by the end of the week.

Rather than hanging around New York for those remaining days, Mickey Callaway is driving home to Florida.

After what might be his last game as a Met, Noah Syndergaard made sure to remind people that he loves wearing the orange and blue.

Around the National League East

In their final tuneup before the playoffs, the Nationals battered their way to a 8-2 victory over the Indians.

The Marlins officially prevented the Phillies from crossing the .500 plateau as they secured a 4-3 win.

Around Major League Baseball

After nine years in the Pirates dugout, Pittsburgh parted ways with manager Clint Hurdle.

At the same time in the same division, the Chicago Cubs said goodbye to the manager that brought them to the 2016 World Series: Joe Maddon.

The Minnesota Twins barely edged out the Yankees to become the new all time single season home run hitting champions with 307 total dingers.

Gio Urshela left the Yankees’ last game of the season with an ankle sprain, but it shouldn’t affect his chances at playing in the playoffs.

The Houston Astros became the first team since the stat was tracked to not intentionally walk a single player in a season.

While no official decision has been made, it sounds as if J.D. Martinez is going to have a new home this offseason.

A pair of Mets legends threw the final first pitch at Globe Life Park in Arlington as Kenny Rogers received the pitch from Nolan Ryan.

After a torrid stretch to finish the season, Christian Yelich secured his second straight batting title.

In the American League, Tim Anderson finished as the king of the hill in the race for the batting title.

At long last, Tim Lincecum made his return to San Francisco.

Madison Bumgarner faced off against Clayton Kershaw in what might be his last appearance for the Giants.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2007, the Mets played a game that you probably want to forget.