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Mets Morning News: Manager search narrows, Mets will exercise option on Blevins

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

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Meet the Mets

Kevin Long and Manny Acta appear to be the frontrunners for the Mets’ managerial position.

The Mets will bring back Jerry Blevins for 2018, as expected.

Abbey Mastracco believes the Mets should try to get Dusty Baker to manage the team.

Around the NL East

Dusty Baker is out as the Nationals’ manager.

Ichiro Suzuki is still working out at Marlins Park, long after the Marlins’ season ended.

The Marlins barely throw curveballs and it appears to be hurting their pitching.

Daniel Murphy underwent knee surgery.

Around MLB

The Astros forced a Game 7 against the Yankees.

Tickets to Dodgers home games for the World Series are going for nearly as much as Cubs tickets last year.

The Tigers hired Ron Gardenhire as their new manager.

The Tigers have declined to pick up the option on Anibal Sanchez’s contract.

Yesterday at AA

Brian Salvatore looked back at Jerry Blevins’ season.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets played the first game of the Subway Series on this date in 2000.