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Five things Mets GM Sandy Alderson needs to do to build a playoff team

NY Daily News (KRISTIE ACKERT) — It is time for the Mets to grow up. For four years, Mets fans have been waiting for the rebuild that Sandy Alderson has been promising via the farm system to pay off.
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Mets season in review grades: David Wright’s no good, unlucky, injury-plagued season (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — To put it simply, 2014 was a bad year for David Wright. In so many ways. His statistics flat-lined. His health deteriorated. The Mets once again missed the playoffs.
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MLB playoffs: Predicting who will win Royals-Angels ALDS (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for — Will the Royals' momentum carry them? Or will Mike Trout take over the series for the Angels?
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5 moves Mets should make to become a playoff team next year (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — The Mets will have to be efficient and smart this offseason. Obviously, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and the front office is already underway with their plan. Here are five moves the Mets...
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WATCH: Royals stage epic rally to stun A's in wild wild-card game (Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for — KC will face the Angels in the opener on Thursday in Los Angeles
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MLB playoffs: Predicting who will win Tigers-Orioles ALDS (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for — And in how many games
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Former New York duo riding high with Pirates

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — PITTSBURGH — Ex-Met Ike Davis finally knows what it means to play meaningful games. The Pirates would not have those meaningful games the past two years if not for the...
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MLB playoffs: Predicting who will win Giants-Pirates NL Wild Card game (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — Three reasons why the Giants can win and three reasons why the Pirates can
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Mets' Jacob deGrom wins NL Rookie of the Month for September (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — He went 2-0 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts and 27 innings this month.
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Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon and wife become United States citizens (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — Colon is from the Dominican Republic and has pitched for an organization since 1994.
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3 things Mets can learn from Oakland A's this offseason and the value of prospects (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — The Mets are trying to undergoing a revival under Sandy Alderson with some of the same constraints that have tied up Billy Beane and the A's for years, namely a restricted payroll. So what can be...
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Pedro Martinez, Cal Ripken, Ron Darling, TBS crew go "Boom Goes The Dynamite" in MLB playoff preview (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — Cal Ripken, Pedro Martinez, Ron Darling and Gary Sheffield recreated the infamous "Boom Goes the Dynamite" clip that has been an internet favorite
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Mets have 15th pick in 2015 MLB Draft: A history of 15th overall picks (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — How he will pan out is still undecided but over the last 10 years before that pick, the history of 15th overall picks isn't high on great return.
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One Mets fan's uplifting story and why you'll like it too (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — This year, after much reluctance, she entered herself into a contest to pose for the 2015 Orange and Blue calendar for the 7 Line -- a Mets fan group.
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MLB rundown: Wild Card playoff preview, latest buzz and headlines (Scott Branson | National Desk) — A look at MLB's two Wild Card playoff matchups and other postseason stories from around baseball.
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Mets: 7 players who may have played their last game in New York (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — Changes are coming for the Mets, this much seems like a certainty.
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MLB playoffs: Predicting who will win A's-Royals AL Wild Card game (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for — And what both teams need to do to win
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Mets Insider: David Wright takes jab at Matt Harvey

NY Daily News (MITCH ABRAMSON) — When David Wright was asked if he caught any of Derek Jeter’s final moments at Yankee Stadium last week or in Boston on Sunday, he had a quick-and-ready answer.
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Would Mets' Daniel Murphy move positions next year? (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for — If Murphy does come back, where will he play? A New York Post report said the Mets had brought up the idea of playing left with Murphy, though he nixed it.
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Bobby Abreu, Edgardo Alfonzo top Mets’ hitting coach wish list

NY Post (Mike Puma) — The general manager and manager are returning, leaving the Mets to address their coaching situation before diving into 2015 roster decisions. With Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins on board for...
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Blog Articles

Burning Questions: Who debuts in '15?

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — Adam RubinKevin Plawecki, Matt Reynolds and Noah Syndergaard are the most likely prospects to debut in 2015.This is the first in a series of 10 Burning Questions regarding the Mets.Noah...
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Astorino proposes significant income tax cuts

$Newsday    Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino on Wednesday proposed sharply cutting New York’s personal income-tax rate and reducing the number of tax brackets from eight to two.
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Cuomo aide kept in loop on probe of Republican candidate

$Newsday ALBANY — The new chief enforcement counsel who was nominated by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as an independent watchdog on politicians kept a Cuomo press aide informed of an investigation into a...
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Don’t Sleep On The Royals

Faith and Fear in Flushing (Greg Prince) — Directing 14/15ths of my baseball attention to 1/15th of the National League as I do, I can’t say I’m any kind of authority on what transpires in DH land. But I hear things. I heard, for instance,...
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2014 Mets Season Review: Jacob deGrom

Amazin' Avenue (Chris McShane) — The rookie had a breakout season at the major league level. If you didn’t see Jacob deGrom’s excellent rookie season coming, you were not alone. The 26-year-old was not exactly highly-touted...
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The Other Hall of Fame

Faith and Fear in Flushing (Jason Fry) — Did you know Japan has a Baseball Hall of Fame too? It does — and it’s pretty neat. Here’s a report, including a Mets sighting or two.
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Mets Morning News: The AL Division Series runs through Kansas City this year

Amazin' Avenue (Steve Schreiber) — Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and playoff coverage. Meet the Mets Congratulations to Jacob deGrom, who won his second Rookie of the...
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Queens assemblyman arrested in travel expense probe

$Newsday A Queens assemblyman, whose offices were raided by law enforcement in March, was arrested Wednesday, a state official confirmed.
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Jacob deGrom wins National League Rookie of the Month for September

Amazin' Avenue (Aaron Yorke) — Mets fans are hoping that it's not the last award that the right-hander wins this season. For the second time this season, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has taken home the National League Rookie...
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Jacob deGrom named NL Rookie of the Month

NY Daily News: Surfing The Mets (KRISTIE ACKERT) — In what may be a good omen for next month, Jacob deGrom was named the National League Rookie of the Month for September on Tuesday. It is the second time the Mets’ right-hander has taken the...
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deGrom again named NL Rookie of Month

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — Jacob deGrom#48 SPNew York Mets2014 STATSGM22W9L6BB43K144ERA2.69NEW YORK -- Jacob deGrom is the NL Rookie of the Month for the second time this season.DeGrom earned the monthly honor after going...
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Offensive MVP

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — And the 2014 Mets offensive MVP is …..(Drumroll please)…..Lucas Duda. Shocker, I know. But how could it be anyone else? Daniel Murphy was the team’s most consistent hitter, but...
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CD 3: Lally and Israel trade barbs on abortion after Rick Perry fundraiser

$Newsday Texas Gov. Rick Perry started his day-long trip through New York on Tuesday by headlining a fundraiser for 3rd Congressional District Candidate Grant Lally, before stumping for GOP Gubernatorial...
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Oktoberfest at BrickHouse in Patchogue

$Newsday Oktoberfest beers are being poured across Long Island.
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Colon, wife become U.S. citizens

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — NEW YORK -- Bartolo Colon's season ended with more than 15 wins and crossing the 200-inning threshold. The 40-year-old right-hander also became a U.S. citizen, according to Katie Tichacek, a...
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Skelos defends Cuomo appearances, voices Astorino support

$Newsday  The state’s top Republican on Tuesday defended his recent public appearances with Democrat Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, while saying he still support GOP candidate Rob Astorino.
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C.D. 4: Blakeman goes after Rice on carbon tax

$Newsday Republican Bruce Blakeman has criticized his Democratic opponent, Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice, for accepting the endorsement of an environmental group that supports a tax on the carbon...
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Dems: Astorino's fundraising practices fall under 'pay-to-play,' too

$Newsday One week after Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino accused Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of “pay-to-play” practices, Democrats on Tuesday threw the same charge back at Astorino.
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Democrat Haber out with first TV ad of Senate campaign

$Newsday Democratic State Senate candidate Adam Haber has released his first television ad of the campaign, a 30-second spot that focuses on taxes, small businesses and women’s equality.
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