Morning Briefing: The ALCS Kicks Off!

Good morning, Mets fans!!

After last night’s thrilling Brewers victory, Milwaukee and the Dodgers will face off tonight for Game 2 of the NLCS. Wade Miley will take the hill against Hyun-Jin Ryu. The game will begin at 4:09 p.m.

Later in the night, the ALCS will kick off as Chris Sale and Justin Verlander will matchup against each other at 8:09 p.m.

Latest Mets News

Jose Reyes, rather surprisingly, was nominated as the Mets’ representative for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award.

Baseball America raved about Jarred Kelenic’s tools.

Jon Heyman of Fancred reported that Justin Dunn has hired CAA to represent him.

Peter Alonso talked about his experience in the Arizona Fall League.

Latest MLB News

The Brewers took care of the Dodgers, defeating them in Game 1 by a score of 6-5. The Brewers have now won 12 consecutive games dating back to the regular season.

Kevin Youkilis will throw out the first pitch in Game 1 of the ALCS.

The Yankees learned that Didi Gregorius will need to undergo Tommy John surgery. Even though many are speculating that the Yankees could now target Manny Machado, Gregorius is poised to return midway throughout the 2019 season.

Free-agent C.C. Sabathia underwent surgery to address an undisclosed knee injury.

Brian Cashman confirmed that Sonny Gray will be traded this offseason.

The Rangers interviewed Joe Girardi for their managerial opening, per T.J. Sullivan of MLB.com.

The Cubs fired hitting coach Chili Davis.

Mike Puma of the New York Post wrote about Christian Yelich’s MVP-worthy campaign.

Barry Bonds thinks that Yelich can do better.

Latest NL East News

Heyman believes that the Braves will attempt to extend their skipper Brian Snitker.

The Braves will not give a qualifying offer to Nick Markakis.

The Marlins outrighted six players off their roster.

Latest on MMO

Michael Mayer published his 2018 All-Prospect team.

Mayer also opines that the Mets are in desperate need of a right-handed bat.

Sam Lebowitz took a closer look into Cody Allen‘s free agency.

Joe D took a look back at the Mets all-time long ball leaders.

Jack Ramsey wondered if Chaim Bloom would be a smart GM hire for the Mets.

Christopher Soto previewed the Venezuelan Winter League.

 On this Date in Mets History

The Mets lost Game 2 of the NLDS in both 1999 and 2006.

Birthdays: Taylor Buchholz (38), John Strohmayer (73), Julio Valera (51).

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