Morning Briefing: Dodgers Will Fight to Stay Alive Tonight

Tonight will be Game 5 of the World Series. Chris Sale will face Clayton Kershaw at Chavez Ravine. The series will go back to Boston after tonight if Los Angeles can win.

Last night, the Dodgers had a 4-0 lead but their bullpen gave up eight runs and they lost by a score of 9-6 to fall behind in the series 3-1.

Latest Mets News

It looks like Brodie Van Wagenen will be the next head of baseball operations for the Mets. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that terms have been agreed to between the Mets and BVW.

Mike Puma of the Post says his title will be General Manager. Not President of Baseball Operations or anything like that.

Puma also reported that Ben Cherington never became a serious candidate because he wanted to rebuild the Mets.

The hiring will be announced this week if all goes to plan. Expect it to be in the Tuesday-Thursday frame.

Jacob deGrom‘s new point men at CAA will be Matt Ricatto and Jeff Berry.

The NBA has a better precedent of hiring agents to be GMs. The Warriors hired Bob Meyers and have been a dominant force. The Lakers hired Rob Pelinka and appear to rebounding, although that is mostly due to LeBron James.

Latest MLB News

Former Reds Manager, Bryan Price, is drawing interest as a pitching coach.

Hanley Ramirez plans on playing in 2019 per Jon Heyman.

Trevor Rosenthal is ready to showcase himself soon.

Latest NL East News

Talk Nats looks at the prospect of pursuing Clayton Kershaw.

The Good Phight looks at what the Phillies offense must do to improve.

Latest on MMO

Jack Hendon weighs the pros and cons of hiring Van Wagenen.

This Day in Mets History

1961: Workers break ground on a new ballpark in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY. Shea Stadium will become the home of the expansion New York Mets in 1964.

2002: The Mets, after being unable to get permission to talk to manager Lou Piniella from Seattle, and deciding not to wait ten days after the World Series for the availability of San Francisco skipper Dusty Baker, give Art Howe a four-year, $9.4 million deal to manage the team.

Birthdays: Josh Thole turns 32, Braden Looper turns 44, Tim Bogar turns 52, Lenny Harris turns 54, Gary Rajsich 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.