Dodgers also bracing themselves for Giants expected pursuit of Zack Greinke.
Terry Collins got a lot of help in 2015 -- notably from Yoenis Cespedes and the Washington Nationals -- but he also had the most interference of any manager in MLB. He took it all on and did the job better than anyone else.
The outfielder will return to Houston in 2016 on a one-year, $15.8-million contract.
Remember when Bob Uecker's character says something about the leadoff man determining how a team will play in the season? Let's check it out.
Houston had seven farm teams make the postseason and finished with a won-lost record of 502-405 (.553).
The Mets fell short of winning the World Series in 2015, but have what it takes to get back. What must they do to return to the Fall Classic? Plus more news and notes from around Major League Baseball.
The 2015 season has come to an end for the Mets. Now let's look back and look ahead to 2016.
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People may forget, but ex-Mets GM Omar Minaya deserves a lot of the credit for the construction of this Mets team that sits two games away from the World Series. A look at how this current roster was constructed plus more notes from around Major League Baseball.
The Mets are enjoying the play of Yoenis Cespedes and Daniel Murphy, but will they have them back in 2016? That, plus more news on the Mets, Cubs, Blue Jays and Royals plus more news from around the league.

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