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Mets Morning News: The First Day of the Rest of Our Lives

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

Girl Watching a Mets’ Victory Parade

Meet the Mets

Yeah, the Mets might’ve gotten their faces bashed in by the Nationals, securing a tie with the defending World Series Champs for last place in the NL East, but it was also the last game of the Wilpon Era...so who cares!?

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, ESPN, MLB.com, Newsday, Post.

With the days of Fred and Jeff coming to a close, no question will define their reign more than the simple “what if?”

Naturally, with a new owner coming into the picture, there are questions that will need to be answered as the offseason comes and goes.

Coming off of his first season, albeit abbreviated, manager Luis Rojas is confident that he will return to the top steps of the dugout in 2021.

Brandon Nimmo also seems to be happy with Steve Cohen’s eventual ownership of the Mets.

There was no better ending to the Wilpon years than a disappointing team full of stars falling below expectations and getting sliced and diced on the last day of the season.

Around the National League East

Just four pitches into his final outing of the regular season, Braves reliever Chris Martin left the game with groin discomfort.

The Marlins will cruise into the postseason on a high note as they locked in a 5-0 shutout victory over the Yankees in their final game of the season.

During the game, Jose Urena was hit with a comebacker that broke his arm and will end his season.

The Phillies were also involved in a 5-0 game against a team from Florida, except in this one they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays.

After the game, Bryce Harper expressed his desire to see JT Realmuto on the Phillies for the foreseeable future.

This one wasn’t 5-0, but the Braves still lost a 9-1 slog to the Boston Red Sox.

Pablo Sandoval is a Brave now! That’s it, that’s the news.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball announced the schedule for the first two games of all of their Wild Card Series and...it’s A LOT.

Despite being one of the best baseball players to ever put on a pair of cleats, continually missing the playoffs with the Angels is getting to Mike Trout.

The World Series Champion is yet to be determined, but the Cubs have won the COVID Cup for excellence in disease prevention.

Folks, we’ve had postseasons before, tremendous postseasons, but in baseball history, or maybe any history, we haven’t seen anything like the postseason we will be seeing this October.

The CardinalsDakota Hudson, the Sworn Enemy of Pete Alonso, will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery.

The Royals said goodbye to the retiring Alex Gordon, but I don’t recommend reading about his career past the conclusion of the 2015 ALCS. Trust me, it’s not worth it.

Old Friend and Mets Legend Sandy Alomar Jr. will be acting as the manager of the Cleveland Indians for as long as they last in the playoffs.

With the major league season ending, outgoing MiLB president Pat O’Conner sat down for a Q&A with The Athletic on the future of the leagues he oversaw.

The Boston Red Sox will have a manager in the dugout next season, but it won’t be Ron Roenicke.

Five years into his time as Angels general manager, Billy Eppler has been fired by the club and the search for a new head of the team will be conducted this offseason.

You may find yourself asking “Where’s Hunter...Pence?” and I’m here to tell you that he has joined the Beautiful Boaters and taken to McCovey Cove.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2008, much like today, Mets fans said goodbye to a part of their past and looked forward to the promise of the future as Shea Stadium closed its doors for the last time.