Good morning Mets fans! After a two-day hiatus, playoff baseball is back. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers will open up the NLCS tonight at Miller Park. Gio Gonzalez (10-11, 4.21 ERA) takes the hill for the Brew Crew and will be opposed by Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 2.73 ERA). The game will be broadcast on FS1 and will begin at 8:09 p.m. EDT.
Latest Mets News
The Mets have asked permission to interview Dodgers vice president of baseball operations Josh Byrnes according to Matt Ehalt of The Record.
In his “Inside Baseball MLB Notes,” Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports mentioned that the Mets’ front office is currently split on Mickey Callaway as manager and therefore it should be expected that he will have a short leash in 2019.
Former Met Josh Smoker is on the move again as he will be heading to the Dodgers organization on a minor league contract after being released by the Detroit Tigers in September according to MMO/MMN‘s own Jacob Resnick.
Latest MLB News
Ten Jewish-American baseball players will begin the process of becoming Israeli citizens so they can compete for Team Israel in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
The San Francisco Giants asked the Brewers for permission to talk to general manager David Sterns about their vacant position for president of baseball operations. However, owner Mark Attanasio denied the request according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
The Giants are also interviewing Kim Ng for their vacant general manager position according to MLB.com.
Latest NL East News
Free agent Wilson Ramos wants to play everyday with whatever team he plays for in 2019. That makes him unlikely to return to the Philadelphia Phillies according to Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote that this offseason is a chance for the Atlanta Braves to join the upper-class teams in baseball.
Latest on MMO/MMN
Matt Musico shared an encouraging stat for each Met from the 2018 season.
Jack Ramsey took a closer look at Gary LaRocque who is one of the Mets’ general manager candidates.
Michael Mayer wrote a piece on why the Wilpons’ views and control are hurting the Mets’ general manager search.
This Day in Mets History
1986: In Game 4 of the NLCS, the Mets fell 3-1 to the Houston Astros.
2000: In Game 2 of the NLCS, the Mets beat the Cardinals by a score of 6-5. Al Leiter delivered a quality start and Mike Piazza, Todd Zeile, Edgardo Alfonzo, Benny Agbayani and Jay Payton all drove in runs.
2015: In Game 3 of the NLDS, the Mets beat the Dodgers in 13-7 thanks an offensive explosion that involved 13 hits, two walks and 13 runs.