Morning Briefing: Mets GM Search Heating Up

 

Good morning Mets fans!

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers faced off at Fenway Park last night for the first game of the World Series, in which the Red Sox won 8-4. In a game of aces where Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw started, both of them were removed after four innings of work.

Latest Mets News

Tim Britton of The Athletic analyzes the Mets General Manager search, writing that the team does not know what kind of GM they want.

Tim Healey of Newsday writes about Doug Melvin’s pursuit of the Mets GM position.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com writes that Doug Melvin thinks he is well-equipped for the GM position.

Chaim Bloom will interview for the Mets GM position today.

Latest NL East News

After striking a $2.6 million deal for Cuban RHP Sandy Gaston, the Rays have now signed six of Baseball America’s top 50 international prospects.

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post writes that the Nationals coaching staff will all return next season.

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was named to Baseball America’s All-MLB team.

Latest MLB News

The Red Sox added starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the World Series roster. Pomeranz takes the spot of Brandon Workman.

Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs ranks the organizations most likely to win the World Series over the next five years.

Dan Szymbroski of ESPN projects the World Series matchup between the Red Sox and the Dodgers.

The San Francisco Giants announced that former broadcaster Hank Greenwald passed away Monday at the age of 83.

Baseball America ranks the AL East farm systems ahead of the 2019 season.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall revisits the Mets 2001 draft, a class that featured David Wright.

Piersall reflects on his passion of collecting baseball cards.

Mojo Hill grades Wilmer Flores’ 2018 season, giving him a C- for the season.

Simon S. offers a fan shot detailing how the Mets can dump the contracts of Todd Frazier, Jason Vargas, and Jay Bruce.

Jack Ramsey highlights why Brodie Van Wagenen would be an ideal hire for the Mets vacant General Manager position.

This Day in Mets History

Birthdays: Omar Quintanilla is 37, Mike Matthews is 45, and Ron Gardenhire is 61.

2000: The Mets defeat the Yankees to hand Orlando Hernandez his first postseason loss. Benny Agbayani’s eighth-inning double broke the tie score to give the Mets a 4-2 win.

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