Morning Briefing: Off Day Before Last Place Battle

Good Morning Mets fans!!

Sadly, there is no Mets game scheduled for today. They will begin a three-game set with the Marlins on Friday in Miami.

You may not believe me, but the Mets actually won a Jacob deGrom start. They provided him eight runs of support for the first time in what seems like ages. Brandon Nimmo and Austin Jackson combined to go 6-for-10 with six RBI’s while deGrom won a game for the first time since June 18th with six strong innings.

Latest Mets News

Jose Reyes wants to return to the Mets in 2019. I have no jokes for this; the jokes write themselves here.

Michael Conforto spent time with kids at NYU’s Winthrop Hospital as part of his Conforto Cares initiative.

Howard Megdal of Deadspin explored the age-old question: Why the heck is Jose Reyes still on the Mets?

Eric Hanhold was named the 30th best prospect in the Mets farm system by MLB Pipeline.

The Mets made a huge jump in Baseball America‘s farm system re-rankings.

Tim Britton of The Athletic analyzed Brandon Nimmo‘s slump. Nimmo responded to the article by going 3-for-5 with 3 RBI’s in yesterday’s game. Britton also argued that deGrom deserves to be in consideration for the NL MVP.

Mickey Callaway told reporters that deGrom will be moved up to face the Yankees on Monday.

According to Kevin Kernan of New York Post, the Mets have talked about moving Amed Rosario to center field next year. If I could add my two cents, the move would make sense if and only if the Mets make a splash in free agency this offseason to acquire an above-average middle-infielder. If not, Rosario should slot in as the opening day shortstop with Juan Lagares occupying center field behind him.

Latest News in the MLB 

The Indians released Zach McAllister.

The Reds signed Tim Federowicz to a minor-league pact.

The Tigers acquired Nick Tepesch from the Rangers for cash considerations.

Luke Heimlich was signed to a contract by The Lamigo Monkeys, a Taiwanese professional team, but the league has apparently nixed the contract due to public outcry.

The Red Sox became the seventh AL team in history to win 81 out of their first 115 games with today’s win over the Blue Jays.

A member of the Chicago Dogs, an independent league team, stole third base during Tuesday’s game. Sounds like an innocent story, right? Just one problem, it was the manager.

Latest News in the NL East 

The Nationals placed Kelvin Herrera on the DL and recalled Koda Glover from Syracuse.

Derek Jeter mentioned he was interested in inking J.T. Realmuto to a long-term deal.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com tweeted that Mike Soroka will likely be shut down for the remainder of the season.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan’s Prospect Spotlight talked about P.J. Conlon‘s future with the team.

Jack Hendon believes Jason Vargas is not worthy of a rotation spot.

Let’s Go Mets!

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Hey everyone, my name's Matt Mancuso and I'm currently studying business at TCNJ. I've been covering the Mets minor-league system for MMN and MMO for the last year. Follow me on at https://twitter.com/Cuso__.