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Mets Morning News: Skipper search

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Hitting coach Kevin Long is a favorite to replace Terry Collins as manager, and will interview for the job in the coming days.

Add Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway, owner of a career 6.27 ERA, to the list of Mets managerial candidates.

MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo weighed the strengths and weaknesses of various options for the skipper gig.

Former Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens has been instrumental to the success of the 2017 Astros.

The California wildfires affected Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, who was forced to flee his Napa home.

Around the NL East

The Nationals were eliminated from the postseason, blowing a three-run lead to fall to the Cubs 9-8 in Game 5 of the teams’ NLDS matchup. Then managers Dusty Baker and Joe Maddon reflected on the wild series finale.

The Phillies also have interest in Callaway, and will apparently interview him.

Giancarlo Stanton donated $72,500 to the All-Star Smiles Organization, which he helped found in 2014 after his requiring reconstructive dental surgery.

The Braves are in serious trouble, as their rules violations in the international market are reportedly “unprecedented.”

Around the Majors

Grant Brisbee expressed how all non-Yankees fans feel about NY (AL)’s success in 2017.

But they’re still underdogs in their matchup with the lovable Astros.

Yesterday at AA

Jonathan Maseng explained what acquiring the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs means for the Mets.

Steve Sypa wondered if the minor league team would continue to be called the Chiefs, or if they’d have a fun new name.

Steve also reviewed the St. Lucie Mets’ 2017 campaign.

This Date in Mets History

Guillermo Mota and Billy Wagner wasted a four-RBI day from Carlos Delgado and blew a two-run lead in Game 2 of the 2006 NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals, losing 9-6.