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Mets Morning News: Mets interview Kevin Long

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Meet the Mets

During an otherwise extremely slow news day, the Mets quietly interviewed hitting coach Kevin Long for their managerial opening.

Around the NL East

Jayson Werth still isn’t quite sure what happened to the Nationals in Game 5.

The Phillies have named Larry Bowa a “senior adviser” to GM Matt Klentak.

The Marlins are planning to slash their already modest payroll by an addition $25 million next season.

Around MLB

Dallas Keuchel struck out 10 as the Astros beat the Yankees in Game 1 of their series.

The Cubs had their flight to Los Angeles diverted to Albuquerque after someone on board fell ill.

Aaron Judge has Jose Altuve’s vote for MVP.

The LA City Council honored former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda with a celebration for his 90th birthday.

A-Rod claims his steroid use cost him over $40 million dollars and a spot in the Hall of Fame and that he often feels tortured by his bad decisions.

The Brewers are the newest MLB club to announce that they’re extending their protective netting for the 2018 season.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa took a look back the Binghamton Rumble Ponies’ season.

Thomas Henderson reviewed Steven Matz’s disappointing, injury-plagued 2017.

This Date in Mets History

Tommie Agee became the first Met to win a Gold Glove on this date in 1970.