Morning Briefing: Black Monday

Black Monday in the sports world is the day after a season when managers or other coaches are let go by there current teams’. This is often common in the NFL but it applies to the MLB and the Mets currently.

The Mets lost 11-0 to the Phillies in the season finale. Noah Syndergaard looked very sharp in his two innings of work. The big righty was throwing triple digits and looked like himself, but the other pitchers did not have that easy of a time themselves. Dominic Smith continued to struggle on defense which is a big red flag, but the big news of the day came during the game when news Terry Collins would resign was leaked.

Latest Mets News

Terry Collins resigned his position as manager of the Mets after yesterday’s game. Collins will move to a front office role with the Mets.

Terry Collins told reporters: “It’s been a blast. But it’s time.” He thanked the Wilpons and Sandy Alderson for the opportunity, and Sandy Alderson thanked Collins for seven years of partnership.

Sandy Alderson told reporters he will be back as Mets General Manager next season.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that Max Scherzer‘s hamstring injury is not a huge issue, but will likely affect the Nationals’ rotation in the NLDS.

Giancarlo Stanton was pretty candid with Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. He does not want to rebuild with the Marlins, he wants to win.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a Q&A with Braves manager, Brian Snitker.

Matt Gelb of has the mood from some of the coaches who could be leaving the organization.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall writes about the final days of the turbulent Terry Collins era.

This Day in Mets History

1961: Casey Stengel introduced as Mets manager.

Birthdays: Scott Schoeneweis turns 44, Kevin Kobel turns 64

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.