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Mets Morning News: Count out Cora

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

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Meet the Mets

Now that the Red Sox and Alex Cora have reached an agreement, the Mets’ managerial search is down to about four or six candidates, depending on whom you ask.

The Mets are hoping to purchase the Syracuse Chiefs for $18 million.

Prospect David Thompson is crushing it through the early going in the Arizona Fall League.

NorthJersey.com’s Matt Ehalt graded the front office’s offseason from a year ago, dinging them particularly for failing to bolster the bullpen.

Around the NL East

Braves prospect Alex Jackson is also raking in the AFL. Baseball America rated him as the No. 20 prospect before the 2015 season.

Fish Stripes smells trades brewing between the Marlins and the Red Sox.

The Good Phight recapped the GCL Phillies’ 2017 campaign.

The folks at Federal Baseball wonder if Daniel Murphy will still be with the team beyond 2018, the final year of his contract.

Around the Majors

The Dodgers have advanced past the Cubs for the right to represent the NL in the World Series. Familiar face Justin Turner shared the NLCS MVP award with Chris Taylor.

Ron Gardenhire has agreed to manage the Tigers, meaning one fewer suitor for the services of Mets candidate Joe McEwing.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro recapped the up-and-down (or down-then-up) season of Jose Reyes.

Amazin’ Avenue Audio talked playoff baseball, including which former Mets to root for.

This Date in Mets History

In the 1973 World Series, Tom Seaver lost a Hall of Fame pitching duel with Catfish Hunter as the Athletics forced Game 7.