Morning Briefing: The Dodgers Try To Fight Back At Home

Good morning Mets fans! On Wednesday the Boston Red Sox took a commanding 2-0 series lead with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The World Series continues tonight as Game 3 gets underway at 8:09 p.m. EDT at Dodger Stadium. Rick Porcello (1-0, 4.22 ERA) will try to inch the Red Sox even closer to their ninth World Series in franchise history, while Walker Buehler (0-1, 5.40 ERA) will try bring the Dodgers back into this series.

Latest Mets News

Peter Alonso received third place in the MiLBY voting for the top offensive minor league player in 2018.

Franklyn Kilome underwent Tommy John surgery as announced by the Mets.

Chaim Bloom released a statement yesterday about his Wednesday interview: “We had a productive meeting yesterday. There was a lot of baseball conversation and I enjoyed the time we spent together.”

The choice for the next Mets GM has been whittled down to Bloom and super agent Brodie Van Wagenen.

The Mets will be holding a “Futuras Estrellas Equipment Donation” event on Nov. 6 at their Dominican academy. At the event they’ll host youth teams, give them equipment and show them around the facilities according to Tim Healey of Newsday.

Latest MLB News

The Baltimore Orioles announced that they have agreed to terms with international players Kevin Infante of Cuba, Angel Gomez of Venezuela, Gilbert Machado of Venezuela and Kelvin LaRoche of the Dominican Republic.

The Super Two cutoff date for arbitration-eligible players has increased from 2.123 years to two years and 134 days of service time, according to former writer Jerry Crasnick.

Rocco Baldelli will be the Minnesota Twins’ next manager as reported by Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports.

The owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings is considering moving on from Fox Sports Detroit and creating his own regional sports network according to Eric Fisher of the SportsBusiness Journal.

Latest NL East News

Joe Frisaro of took a look at the Miami Marlins’ potential 2019 outfield after signing Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. on Monday.

Five Atlanta Braves have been selected as Gold Glove finalists. Those five are Adam DuvallFreddie FreemanEnder InciarteNick Markakis and Julio Teheran.

Patrick Reddington of Federal Baseball wondered how the Washington Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman will handle Spring Training after last year.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced the hiring of Josh Bonifay as their director of player development.

Latest on MMO/MMN

Jack Hendon graded Jerry Blevins‘ performance during the 2018 season.

Tim Ryder stated that the Mets’ general manager decision should be a simple one as Bloom is the best choice.

Christopher Soto recapped the Wednesday performances from Mets who are participating in Winter League games.

Ed Leyro reminisced about Game 6 of the 1986 World Series which occurred 32 years ago yesterday.

This Day in Mets History

1998: Mike Piazza and the Mets agreed to a seven-year $91 million deal which was the richest contract in baseball history up until that point.

2000: The Mets lost Game 5 of the World Series to the New York Yankees by a score of 4-2. The win propelled the Yankees to their MLB-record 26th World Series championship.

Birthday(s): Jaime Cerda turns 40. Elio Chacon, who played for the Mets in their inaugural season, was also born on this day in 1936.

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John is a communication major (with a concentration in broadcasting/telecommunications) and a minor in English at Manhattan College. He aspires to make a career out of his passion for sports. John was formerly a production intern at The Dr. Oz Show and a newsroom intern at SNY. He is currently a student associate in the production and programming department of MSG Networks during his final semester. He has served as the sports editor for Manhattan College's newspaper (The Quadrangle), a managing editor for Last Word On Baseball, and an editor here at MetsMerized Online. He now serves as a senior writer for both The Quadrangle and MMO. You can follow John on Twitter @John97Jackson.