Morning Briefing: Final Four Set!

Good morning Mets fans!

The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees by a score of 4-3 last night to win the ALDS 3-1 and advance to the ALCS.

Latest Mets News

Mike Puma of the New York Post reported that umpire Tom Hallion has been spoken to by MLB officials since a strange moment in which he stood on home plate after a Todd Frazier home run.

Yoenis Céspedes visited Cuba for the first time since defecting in 2011.

Puma reported that Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa recommended Gary Larocque for the Mets’ general manager position.

Andy Martino of SNY reported that there is an unidentified candidate in the Mets general manager search.

Latest MLB News

James Pilcher of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes about the federal racial discrimination lawsuit brought against Major League Baseball by veteran umpire Angel Hernandez. Hernandez has recently been in the spotlight for poor performance in the American League Division Series between Boston and New York.

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America explores the college careers and professional successes of sluggers Luke Voit and Max Muncy.

The Rays extended manager Kevin Cash through the 2024 season.

Astros outfielder Gilberto Celestino headlined the Baseball America New York-Penn League Top 20 prospects list.

Mike Petriello of writes about the trades that built the Brewers.

Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic writes about Brock Holt’s decision to use Mookie Betts’ bat and how that changed his season.

Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros expressed his displeasure with not playing on primetime television. In his statement, he compared the Astros to Floyd Mayweather and Tiger Woods.

The Padres will replace hitting coach Matt Stairs and infield coach Josh Johnson

Latest NL East News

The Marlins will not renew contracts for pitching coach Juan Nieves, infield/first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino, and strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill.

Mark Bowman of reported that Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos will wait until next week to announce the 2019 coaching staff.

Mark Zuckerman of MASN recaps Trea Turner’s season.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall explores which Mets relievers earned a spot in the 2019 bullpen.

John Sheridan writes about Mets prospect Jose Medina, who was named the 20th-best prospect in the New York-Penn League by Baseball America.

Jack Ramsey examines general manager candidate Doug Melvin.

Piersall opines that the Mets should sign Zack Wheeler to a long-term contract.

Christopher Soto provides a preview of the Arizona Fall League.

This day in Mets History

Birthdays: Jeurys Familia is 29, Fernando Martinez is 30

1963: The Mets trade coach Cookie Lavagetto for Giants’ coach Wes Westrum.

1973: Tom Seaver leads the Mets to a National League pennant, defeating the Reds 7-2 in Shea Stadium.

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Ryan Kolakowski is a senior at the University of Notre Dame where he studies Economics with a minor in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy. Ryan grew up near Atlanta, Georgia, and his dad brought him to the ballpark whenever the Mets were in town to play the Braves. For more information about Ryan, follow him on Twitter @Ryan_Kolakowski.