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Mets Morning News: Postseason frenzy

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

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Meet the Mets

Mike Puma reported on Tuesday that the Mets are set to speak with Theo Epstein soon about their front office vacancy.

Jon Heyman reported the Mets are most likely to land Billy Beane for their President of Baseball Operations position while Epstein and David Stearns are less likely.

Khalil Lee was named a Triple-A East All-Star for his stellar season in the minor leagues.

Tim Healey looked at five of the biggest questions facing the Mets this offseason.

Francisco Álvarez and J.T. Ginn were named the Mets Organizational hitting and pitching prospects for the season.

What should the Mets look for in their next manager?

J.D. Davis underwent successful surgery on his left hand to repair a torn ligament.

Around the National League East

Alcides Escobar agreed to return to the Nationals next year with a one-year deal.

The deals the Braves made at the trade deadline helped propel them into the postseason.

With a core in place, the Marlins will aim higher in 2022.

Around Major League Baseball

In the AL Wild Card game, the Red Sox dominated the Yankees, winning 6-1 and advancing to the AL Wild Card game.

Gerrit Cole did not last very long in last nights game, exiting after just 2+ innings.

Clayton Kershaw’s forearm discomfort will not require surgery, but he is not expected to pitch for the Dodgers in the postseason.

You can keep track of all the injuries from teams in the postseason, here.

One umpire took one too many foul balls to the face, and invented a solution that’s winning over MLB catchers.

The Rockies handed out extensions to C.J. Cron and Antonio Senzaleta.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Christian Romo looked at how 2021 might’ve played out for the Mets had they been healthier all season long.

D.J. Dozier is the latest player to be featured on the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, the Mets defeated the Braves 7-4 in the NLCS to advance to their first World Series in franchise history.