Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey To Terry Collins: ‘We’re Going To Do It Next Year’

“Harv came into the dugout in the ninth inning and told me we’re going to do it next year,” manager Terry Collins told reporters in his postgame press conference. “He doesn’t lie to me.”

09/29/2014

Lucas Duda hits a home run, scoring teammate Daniel Murphy, in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Citi Field on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Kallet: Lucas Duda Puts A Beautiful Bow On His Breakout Season

There’s plenty more to prove, but there is no longer — by any stretch of the imagination — a hole at first base. Duda is the guy moving forward, and the Mets can now say that with authority and confidence.

09/29/2014

Bobby Abreu #53 of the New York Mets steps away from the plate in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Citi Field on September 28, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Abreu Sparks Decisive Rally, Mets Top Astros 8-3

Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat.

09/29/2014

Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets is tagged out at home for the final out of the second inning by Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros at Citi Field on September 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Duda Hits 2-Out, 2-Run HR In 9th, Mets Beat Astros

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night, rallying the New York Mets over the Houston Astros 2-1.

09/27/2014

19. New York Mets (45-50)

Mets Outfielder Bobby Abreu To Retire At Season’s End

In a news conference Friday at Citi Field, the 40-year-old Abreu announced his plans to retire after the season, ending perhaps one of the most underappreciated careers in recent memory.

09/27/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the first inning against the Houston Astros on September 26, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Niese Leaves Game With Elevated Rate, Astros Beat Mets 3-1

Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese left his final start of the season with an elevated heart rate, a condition he has dealt with before, and the Houston Astros rallied Friday night against reliever Carlos Torres.

09/26/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey Attends Jeter’s Home Finale, Twitter Goes Bananas

Maybe it was the months of Jeter adulation, or the fact that Harvey grew up a Yankees fan. But the pitcher’s presence didn’t sit too well with some folks.

09/26/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25:  Anthony Recker #20 of the New York Mets reacts after striking out in the third inning during game two of a doubleheader baseball game against the Washington Nationals on September 25, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Ensure 6th Straight Sub-.500 Season With Loss To Nats

Gio Gonzalez struck out a career-high 12 batters and allowed just one hit through seven innings in the Nationals’ 3-0 win over the New York Mets in the second game of day-night doubleheader Thursday.

09/25/2014

Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals tags out Matt den Dekker #6 of the New York Mets trying to steal second base in the third inning during the first game of a doubleheader on September 25, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Get Rare Win Over Nats, Keep Push For .500 Season Alive

Matt den Dekker singled home the go-ahead run off Tyler Clippard (7-4) in the eighth inning to help the Mets (77-81) avoid clinching a sixth consecutive losing season for at least a few hours.

09/25/2014

Mets right-hander Dillon Gee (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Mets-Nats Game Postponed Due To Rain; Doubleheader Set For Thursday

The Nationals, with the best record in the NL, and Mets will now play a day-night doubleheader Thursday with the games starting at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

09/24/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mets’ Low Standards Are Why Alderson, Collins Get To Keep Jobs

As far as Sandy Alderson returning goes, the media and the masses seem largely simpatico. But perhaps that speaks to the relaxed expectations we have for the Mets, where mediocrity is a victory. As long as they aren’t rancid, we see progress.

09/24/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Mets Fall 4-2 To NL East Champion Nationals

Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.

09/24/2014

Sandy Alderson (L) and Jeff Wilpon (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mets Officially Announce Alderson Extension, Confirm Collins’ Return

Sandy Alderson is sticking with the New York Mets — and he might have some more money to throw around.

09/23/2014

Jacob deGrom pitches in the third inning at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Take Precautions, Shut Down Prized Right-Hander DeGrom

Manager Terry Collins said before New York’s game at the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night that deGrom “understands completely” the decision.

09/23/2014

Bart Oates (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 69-60

As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes in history by uniform/jersey number, we unveil 69-60.

09/23/2014

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20. Miami Marlins (72-76)

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25. Chicago White Sox (63-79)

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8. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57)

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5. Washington Nationals (69-53)

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