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Mets Morning News: What went wrong for the 2020 Mets, and where do we go from here

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

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Meet the Mets

Tim Britton of the Athletic reviewed what went wrong with the 2020 Mets and what they should look to change moving forward.

Justin Toscano of NorthJersey.com also discussed the five most pressing questions facing the Mets this offseason.

Steve Cohen is reportedly looking to make an overhaul of the Mets analytics department his top priority upon taking over the club.

Francisco Alvarez, currently the Mets sixth best prospect, has agreed to play winter ball with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League.

Around the National League East

The Braves won their first playoff series since 2001 last night when they defeated the Reds to take their Wild Card round series 2-0.

The Braves have become much more than just an offensive juggernaut after the emergence of rookie starter Ian Anderson.

Last night’s Wild Card round game between the Cubs and Marlins was postponed due to forecasted inclement conditions. Game 2 has been rescheduled for Friday at 2:08 p.m. ET.

Juan Soto has a case to be the MLB latino face of the 2020s following his stellar performance this season, and throughout his young career.

Layoffs are “inevitable” for employees of the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball

In addition to the Braves, several other teams punched their tickets to the NLDS yesterday. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers to advance to the NLDS.

The Athletics defeated the White Sox to advance to the ALDS. 17 pitchers ended up being used in game three, which is a record for the most used in a 9-inning postseason game. The White Sox used 9 by themselves, which tied a postseason record as well.

Despite being on the losing side of yesterday’s game and the series, Tim Anderson set a record for most hits by a player in their first three career postseason games with nine hits.

The Astros defeated the Twins to advance to the ALDS as well. People are mad about it according to Carlos Correa.

The Astros also removed a bus driver who had previously driven the Tennessee Titans prior to their COVID-19 outbreak last week.

Baseball America released their early 2021 MLB Mock Draft Version 0.1 yesterday.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane discussed the state of Mets fans confidence level heading into the offseason.

Lukas Vlahos reviewed some takeaways from the 2020 Mets starting rotation.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2005, Mike Piazza played his last game in a New York Mets uniform.