Good morning Mets fans! The rumors on who will be the next Mets general manager have been swirling and we saw that in effect yesterday.
Latest Mets News
The Mets are expected to interview Gary LaRocque to potentially fill their general manager position.
Mike Puma of the New York Post originally reported on Thursday that the Mets had interest in Dan Duquette for their GM position. However, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reported a few hours later that Duquette is not a candidate for the Mets in their search.
The Mets will part ways with Binghamton hitting coach Val Pascucci, St. Lucie pitching coach Marc Valdes and Kingsport manager Sean Ratliff, in addition to Las Vegas pitching coach Frank Viola per DiComo of MLB.com.
Latest MLB News
There’s a full slate of games today with the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros kicking off the day at 2:05 p.m. EDT. Second up is Game 2 of the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers series after the Brew Crew took the first game in dramatic fashion on Thursday night. That game will begin at 4:15 p.m. EDT. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will then play the first game of their series at 7:32 p.m. EDT, and the day wraps up with the second game between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at 9:37 p.m. EDT.
The Brewers walked off against the Rockies in the 10th inning on Thursday. After the Rockies scored two runs in the ninth to tie things up at 2-2, Mike Moustakas hit a RBI single in the 10th inning to end the game.
Marc Carig and Eno Sarris co-wrote an article for The Athletic that explained how Brian Cashman has embraced analytics rather than just spending money like in years past.
Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated interviewed Chris Correa who is currently serving 46 months in prison for hacking the Astros’ internal database when he was with the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
The Astros made TIME‘s list of the 50 most genius companies of 2018.
Latest NL East News
The Braves dropped Game 1 of the NLDS to the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 6-0 on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.
Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports took a look at the Washington Nationals’ biggest needs this offseason.
The Miami Marlins hope to have a sort of home field advantage when it comes to luring in Victor Victor Mesa, Victor Mesa Jr. and Sandy Gaston during free agency according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. The team will hold a workout for the three Cuban players today and all 29 other teams are invited.
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Carl Aridas wrote the first part in his “Let’s See Your Mets Memorabilia” series. In this part he shared his 1969 Mets pennant.
Matt Musico analyzed which parts of the Mets roster was most and least valuable in 2018.
This Day in Mets History
1969: The Mets beat the Braves 11-6 in Game 2 of the NLCS.
1988: The Mets fell 6-3 to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS.
1999: The Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 in Game 1 of the NLDS.
2000: The Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-4 in the 10th inning of Game 2 of the NLDS.
2006: The Mets defeated the Dodgers 4-1 in Game 2 of the NLDS.
2016: The Mets were eliminated from the playoffs after losing 3-0 to the Giants in the National League Wild Card Game.