Jonathan Mayo explains how the Mets built their current roster using a blended use of the draft, trades, free agency and international signings. >> Read more.
Anthony DiComo looks back at five moments that shaped the 2016 season, including Aug. 19, when the Mets hit rock bottom and turned everything around. >> Read more.
DiComo also writes about how Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo are two X-Factors who are ready to have fun in the postseason. >> Read more.
New York Post
Mike Vaccarro explains how Noah Syndergaard is Tom Seaver's spiritual heir, and fearless about taking his place in Mets history. >> Read more.
"Seaver in '73 was by far a more established pitcher than Syndergaard is today, but he was for that batch of miracle workers what Syndergaard is for these Mets," writes Vaccarro.
Jay Bruce, who has been to the postseason before, could rewrite his script with the Mets if he has a big moment Wednesday against the Giants. >> Read more.
"This is why you play, nothing else matters at this point," Bruce said Tuesday. "Obviously, my career here didn't start the way I wanted it to, but that's baseball. Here we are now and we have a chance to start all over."
Fred Kerber profiles Giants C Buster Posey, who ended the regular season with just six hits in his final 36 at-bats and is OK with that. >> Read more.
Dan Martin looks back to the 2000 postseason, when Bobby Jones pitched an amazing, one-hit shutout at Shea Stadium to move the Mets past the Giants in the NLDS. >> Read more.
New York Daily News
Anthony McCarron profiles Bronx native T.J. Rivera, who may not be in the big leagues if not for former Mets C Mackey Sasser >> Read more.
"It's crazy," said Rivera, who will drive 15 minutes from home to the ballpark on Wednesday. "It's a weird feeling waking up and saying, 'I'm going to play a baseball game at Citi Field.' It used to be, 'Mom, bring me to the park. I've got a game tomorrow.'"
According to John Harper, Mets closer Jeurys Famila hopes to learn from his struggled during last season's postseason run. >> Read more.
Steve Marcus writes about how Fred Wilpon has worked hard to make Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins, not himself or his son, Jeff, the face of the Mets. >> Read more.
New York Times
Collins is an 'open book,' according to James Wagner, who looks in to the manager's difficult decisions during the regular season. >> Read more.
Mets fan Michael Shapiro does a beautiful job explaining how and why he turned his his daughter, Eliza, in to a Mets fan. >> Read more.
Wagner profiles Mets reliever Josh Smoker, who went from being a top draft pick to out of the game and is now a key player in the bullpen of a postseason team. >> Read more.