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Mets Morning News: The end is here

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

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Carlos Carrasco gave up five runs in his final outing of the season to give the Braves a fairly commanding lead. The Mets made an effort to come back by scoring two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings, but Jonathan Villar grounded out with the bases loaded to end things as the Amazins fell in the penultimate game of the season 6-5.

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The Mets may well be planning on pursuing a big name for their open front office spot this offseason, as Jon Heyman suggested that the team was planning on reaching out to Theo Epstein, Billy Beane, and David Stearns.

Yesterday’s game may also have been one of the last games that Luis Rojas will spend as the team’s manager.

The Mets made a few roster moves for the last two games of the season—including activating Robert Gsellman from the injured list.

Javier Báez did not play yesterday despite being healthy, and it doesn’t seem like he will be playing in today’s game either.

Despite spending much of the season in first place, the Mets are now wrapping up yet another under .500 season.

J.D. Davis will be undergoing offseason surgery on his left hand after dealing with a lingering injury there throughout the 2021 season.

Jonathan Villar is one of many Mets players who may not be back with the team next year.

Brandon Nimmo acknowledged how different the team could potentially look next season.

Jeurys Familia joined the list of impending free agent Mets players to offer a heartfelt message to the club and its fans.

The Mets made an international signing yesterday, agreeing to terms with Italian pitcher Claudio Scotti. Something something gabagool.

Around the National League East

Braves manager Brian Snitker announced that Charlie Morton and Max Fried would start the first two games of the NLDS.

The Nationals were not able to help out the AL East clubs in the wild card race, as they fell to the Red Sox 5-3 following a 4-run top of the ninth by Boston.

A third-inning three-run homer by Jazz Chisholm Jr. gave the Marlins all the runs they needed against their Philadelphia division rivals, as they beat the Phillies 3-1.

Impending free agent pitcher Hector Neris reflected on his time with the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees fell to the Rays 12-2 to prevent them from clinching a wild card spot. They enter the final game of the season tied with the Red Sox and one game ahead of the Mariners and Blue Jays, both of whom won yesterday to stay in the race.

There are a number of tiebreaking scenarios depending on if any combination of the AL wild card contenders end up tied after the end of today’s games.

The NL West will also be decided on the final day of the season, as the Dodgers won yesterday to put themselves a game back in the division.

A number of rookies will be in a position to play important roles in the postseason this October.

The Dodgers have officially suffered a devastating blow to their playoff chances, as Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the injured list due to the forearm discomfort that forced him out of Friday’s game.

Reports indicated that Padres manager Jayce Tingler would be relieved of duties following the conclusion of the season, though the club called such talks “premature.”

After working for months as the club’s interim GM, the Rockies have finally given Bill Schmidt the title on a more permanent basis.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets fired failed manager and not-so-secret sex pest Mickey Callaway on this date in 2019.