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Mets Morning News: The End

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

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Meet the Mets

On Sunday, the Mets recorded three hits and Noah Syndergaard gave up one run in his only inning of work. In the final game of the season, the Mets lost, just as they had 84 times before. There’s always next year.

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

With two starts down, Noah Syndergaard believes he has proved his stable health and would like to return to the Noah of old for the Mets in 2022.

The Mets weren’t very good this season, but thankfully all flaws can be fixed with a bit of brainstorming...and money.

While he ponders his uncertain future with the Mets, J.D. Davis will undergo hand surgery that he spent most of the past six months believing he didn’t need.

Due to inclement weather, the Syracuse Mets canceled their final game of the season, but they did create a nice twitter image to make up for it.

Most coaches on the big league staff have probably reached the end of their employment, but Jeremy Hefner and his 2022 club option might be the one guy to stick around in the dugout.

The additions and subtractions of the offseason will attract more headlines, but the questionable status of Jacob deGrom’s ligaments is the real linchpin of the Mets’ success.

If your preseason predictions for the Mets went up in smoke somewhere around the middle of the Summer, you aren’t alone.

It’s easy to have thoughts and opinions on the 2021 Mets right now, but what will the legacy of these Metsies be in the future?

Around the National League East

Blowing a lead for one final time, the Washington Nationals lost 7-5 and handed the Red Sox a suspense-free ticket to the Postseason.

Combining to use 15 pitchers in a contest that somehow didn’t crack three hours, the Marlins defeated the Phillies 5-4 in Miami.

Being replaced in what might be the final game of his career, Mr. National Ryan Zimmerman soaked in the cheers as he departed The House That Zim Built.

Zack Wheeler, the owner of two good half seasons with the Mets, reflected on the elite 2021 season with Philadelphia which may net him the Cy Young Award.

The Phillies fired hitting coach Joe Dillon and infield coach Juan Castro along with indirectly firing assistant hitting coach Pedro Guerrero.

Recording his 100th walk of the season, Bryce Harper joined Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, and Barry Bonds as the only outfielders in the 100 runs, 100 RBI, 40 double, and 35 home run club.

Two years removed from a World Series title, Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals have found themselves embracing a reboot.

Around Major League Baseball

If you want a full schedule of the 2021 Major League Baseball Postseason Presented By [Insert Some Weird Brand Here], I have a handy guide for you.

The chaos teased for games 162 didn’t come to fruition as Boston defeated Washington to grab a Wild Card spot, bumping Toronto from the picture, while Seattle lost their finale to the Angels, eliminating themselves and leaving only the Yankees and Boston in the two Wild Card positions.

On the National League side of the failed potential chaos, the Giants defeated San Diego for their 107th victory of the year, making the Dodgers’ 106th moot and relegating Los Angeles to the Wild Card Game.

With the regular season in the rear-view and the postseason a day away, it’s the perfect time to get yourself familiar with the health and safety protocols of October.

Trea Turner doesn’t know exactly how he managed to beat out Juan Soto for the NL batting title, but you can sleep soundly knowing that he will be Looking Into It Strongly.

Capped off by a walk off, Yuli Gurriel secured his American League batting title, the second in Houston Astros history.

From now on, Trey Mancini wants to be more than just The Cancer Guy, and he aims to make that a reality in 2022.

Returning to make a relief appearance, Zack Greinke passed Cy Young with his 2807th strikeout, claiming sole ownership of the 23rd spot on the all-time list.

Shutting out the Rangers in Texas, the Cleveland Indians have played their final game after 116 years, moving aside for the Guardians starting next year.

As Seattle was eliminated from the postseason on game 162, Kyle Seager revealed that not only has Jerry DiPoto been silent over Seager’s option for next year, he’s actually been silent about everything for four whole years.

With a pair of Dodgers in Walker Buehler and Max Scherzer finishing right on his heels, but just out of reach, Corbin Burnes became the first pitcher in Brewers history to lead the league in ERA.

Logan Webb of the San Francisco Giants hit a home run, likely securing his place as the final pitcher in baseball history to hit a home run.

A pair of Yankees hit the IL as Luke Voit will be sidelined for the year with a bone bruise in his surgically repaired knee and DJ LaMahieu will miss at least the Wild Card and ALDS with a sports hernia.

Much like LaMahieu, Max Muncy will be unavailable for at least the first two rounds of the postseason following a collision at first base that jostled his elbow.

Following 20 season with the YES Network, Ken Singleton threw the first pitch of Sunday’s game and capped off his career in the broadcast booth.

Just as they had the entire season, the surprisingly effective Yankees pitching carried the shockingly weak Yankees hitting to one more important win.

In that win, Gio Urshela threw himself into the Rays dugout like some sort of player-shaped missile.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2010, general manager Omar Minaya was let go (for the first time) as was manager Jerry Manuel.