Mets Morning News: Mets have two Gold Glove nominees but the best Juan gets snubbed

Ezra Shaw

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

Eric Young Jr and David Wright were nominated for Gold Glove awards in left field and third base respectively. Of course, that means that both were in the top three in vote-getters at their position and more importantly, means that center fielder Juan Lagares was not, despite being ranked highly by the defensive metrics and looking great by the eye test.

Mike Puma talked to Paul DePodesta about why the Mets passed on Michael Wacha in the 2012 draft. It's tough to blame them when 17 other teams passed on him but I don't like the talk of focusing on position players over going "best player available" either.

In a prospect chat, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com answered a question about two Mets' shortstop prospects Gavin Cecchini and Amed Rosario.

Joel Sherman says the Mets need to weigh Stephen Drew's playoff struggles if they're going to sign him as a free agent.

Yesterday At AA

Rob Castellano reviewed the Gulf Coast League Mets' season.

James Kannengieser revealed the Piazza for the best relief pitcher, which went to Bobby Parnell.

We have free agent profiles for outfielders Nelson Cruz and Marlon Byrd, and pitcher Scott Kazmir.

Around the Playoffs

The World Series resumes in St. Louis tonight, as Jake Peavy and Joe Kelly match up in game three.

Around the Majors

The World Series TV ratings for the first two games are out and they're up from last year.

Dave Cameron wrote about Mike Matheny's dangerously slow hook for his pitchers.

Thanks to the sale of the Dodgers, 10 MLB teams are now valued over a billion dollars.

The Tigers interviewed Dodgers' third base coach Tim Wallach for their open managerial position. Meanwhile, the Nationals are set to hire Matt Williams to replace Davey Johnson.

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