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Kansas City Royals pull off another comeback, winning game 5 and taking the World Series

The 2015 World Champions.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Here's to a great week!

Royals win 7-2, take World Series (Stephen)

Game 5 saw another late Kansas City rally, with the Royals scoring two runs in the ninth to push the game into extra innings.  The Mets starter Matt Harvey was excellent through eight innings and lobbied to finish the game off, but walked Lorenzo Cain and gave up an RBI double to Eric Hosmer to start the ninth.  Closer Jeurys Familia came in and promptly got the Royals to hit two soft ground balls, but an errant throw from first baseman Lucas Duda allowed Hosmer to score and send the game to extras.

After scoreless 10th and 11th innings, the Royals plated five in the 12th off of reliever Addison Reed and that was all she wrote for the Mets.

Catcher Salvador Perez wins 2015 World Series MVP (Stephen)

Perez went 8-for-22 with two doubles, two RBI, and three runs scored in the five game series.  He is the first catcher in 23 years to be named World Series MVP.

Royals already know they will not be trying to retain Johnny Cueto (Silva)

While Cueto's price tag has dropped some, the scoop from Kansas City is that the Royals will not be trying to bring the right-hander back.  Cueto has struggled some this postseason and posted a 4.76 ERA during 13 regular season appearances with the Royals.

Red Sox more willing to trade top prospects for an ace (Buchanan)

With young talent like Blake Swihart, Jackie Bradley Jr, and Yoan Moncada, might Boston and Cleveland make a match this off-season?

Looking back at the top Mets prospects of 2011 (Sickels)

A neat review of John Sickels' rankings of Mets prospects from 2011.  From Sickels:

1) Wilmer Flores, SS, Grade B+: He's coming around with the bat. How fast will the new regime push him, and what position will he play long-term? RESULT: Took time but he's still only 24 and looks like he will be a solid asset going forward.

2) Jenrry Mejia, RHP, Grade B: I'm concerned enough about his health to lower his grade a notch, but I still like him. Not a technical rookie due to service time, but under the innings limit and people ask about him. RESULT: Saved 28 games in 2014 but lost job due to injuries and PED use. Failed a second test and now under 162-game suspension.

3) Matt Harvey, RHP, Grade B: Love the power arm, but lingering questions about his command keep him from higher grade at this point. RESULT: Harvey had just been drafted and had no professional experience at this stage. At the time there were some concerns about his command but he ironed that out quickly and was dominating the majors within two years . . .