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Mets Morning News: Astros and Dodgers live to fight another day

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

MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets’ lackluster defense cost them dearly in 2020, and it needs to be fixed moving forward.

Noah Syndergaard recalled the circumstances of his major league debut in 2015.

While the recently deceased Bob Gibson once briefly held the job of the Mets’ assistant pitching coach, he really served as the “attitude coach” for the team’s pitching staff.

If Steve Cohen ends up owning SNY, one must wonder if he will consider making any changes to the broadcasting team.

Around the National League East

The Braves were not able to clinch a trip to the World Series just yet, as they fell 7-3 to the Dodgers in Game 5.

Fish Stripes took a look at the Marlins’ payroll heading into the offseason.

The Phillies will have a few interesting arbitration decisions to make this winter.

Philadelphia will also probably try to bring back J.T. Realmuto, but they’ll face some stiff competition.

Mason Denaburg, the Nationals’ 2018 first-round pick, is one of plenty players who now has to make up for lost development time after the cancelled minor league season.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros became just the second team to rally from behind a 3-0 playoff series deficit to force a Game 7 after defeating the Rays 7-4 in Game 6 last night.

MLB.com recounted every single Game 7 that has happened in ALCS and NLCS history (just don’t read about the 2006 one).

Major League Baseball’s streak of consecutive days without a player testing positive for coronavirus continues to grow.

Trevor Bauer will have a number of teams auctioning for his services this offseason.

A year after the tragic death of Tyler Skaggs, former Angels employee Eric Kay has been indicted on two counts for distributing the fentanyl that led to the pitcher’s overdose.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian Salvatore chatted with Anthony diComo, co-writer of David Wright’s new memoir.

Vas Drimalitis reflected on the Mets’ painful loss in the 1999 NLCS to the cursed Braves.

This Date in Mets History

Robin Ventura’s famous grand slam single occurred in Game 5 of the NLCS on this date in 1999.