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Mets Morning News: Travis d’Arnaud and Braves advance to NLCS

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Meet the Mets

Where does the Mets payroll stand heading into the 2020-2021 offseason?

Travis d’Arnaud thriving for the Braves is the latest Mets disappointment.

Bobby Jones discussed his stellar performance against the Giants in the 2000 NLDS with the New York Post, and how the anniversary is bittersweet after Tom Seaver’s passing.

The Mets catching situation was broken in 2020, and will need to be fixed heading into 2021.

Adam Wainwright made his debut in the booth for FOX this week. He has a message to Mets fans.

Around the National League East

The Braves punched their ticket to the NLCS yesterday after defeating the Marlins 7-0. This is the first time the Braves will be headed to the NLCS since 2001.

Bobby Cox is enjoying the Braves run of success in the playoffs.

The Marlins have finally lost a playoff series.

The Nationals must decide if Carter Kieboom deserves another shot next season.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros defeated the Athletics 11-6 yesterday to punch their ticket to the ALCS. The rest of baseball will just have to deal with it.

The Yankees defeated the Rays 5-1 to even the series at 2-2 and force a deciding game five of the series. Tyler Glasnow will be facing off against Gerrit Cole, and both pitchers will be pitching on short rest.

The Cleveland Indians have a number of decisions to make this offseason.

MLB announced yesterday that the 2020 qualifying offer will be $18.9 million, up from $17.8 million in 2019.

Game two between the Dodgers and Padres was a magical night and memorable showdown.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco discussed the 2020 Mets lack of starting pitching depth.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, Todd Pratt hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning to send the Mets to the the NLCS.