Morning Briefing: Astros Are the Champions!

The offseason officially begins today for all 30 MLB teams.

Last night, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series 5-1. The Astros knocked out Yu Darvish after 1.2 innings and they never looked back. Charlie Morton pitched four innings of relief to finish out the game and be the winning pitcher.

This is the Houston Astros first World Series victory in franchise history. Former Met Carlos Beltran also got his first WS ring.

Astros outfielder George Springer won the MVP award as he tied Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley with the most home runs in a World Series with five. He also set the World Series record with eight extra base hits and 29 total bases.

Latest Mets News 

The Mets hired Dave Eiland as their new pitching coach yesterday.

In addition, it was also the reported that the Mets finalized a deal for Pat Roessler as their new hitting coach and that they are retaining Ricky Bones as pitching coach.

Latest NL East and MLB News 

The Washington Nationals are considering hiring Kevin Long as their new hitting coach.

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com answers Miami Marlins fans questions about the off-season.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports that former Braves GM John Coppolella is likely to file a lawsuit.

Rob Tornoe of Philly.com discusses Gabe Kapler‘s love of coconut oil.

Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that J.D. Martinez has switched agents and will now be represented by Scott Boras.

Daniel Rapaport of Sports Illustrated has the latest details on Bruce Maxwell‘s arrest.

Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports that the Boston Red Sox have hired Tony LaRussa in an advisory role.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall writes his MMO Report Card for Seth Lugo.

This Day in Mets History

Birthdays: Bill Connors turns 76 and Greg Harris turns 62.

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I am a sophomore at SUNY Cortland majoring in Sport Management. I have been a big Mets fan since 2007 and David Wright has and always will be my favorite player. Also, I do a podcast with one of my friends called Mets on Campus which you can find on theredbeat.com. Follow me on Twitter @JoshFinkMets