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Mets Morning News: Mets’ manager search ends, Mickey Callaway will be the new skipper

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

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Meet the Mets

After a month of rumors, the Mets finally found their man to replace Terry Collins. Mickey Callaway comes over to the Mets after serving as the Indians’ pitching coach for five years. The pitching staff enjoyed tremendous success during his tenure in Cleveland, but there are other attributes he brings to the table, as well.

The hiring of Callaway is a bit of a surprise, but this decision shows that the Mets are now willing to step away from what they are familiar with.

Callaway seemingly has all the tools to be a successful manager, but only time will tell if he is able to make the jump from coach to skipper.

Some of the new manager’s former players spoke highly of him and think he will do well in his new role.

Around the NL East

The Marlins will most likely be in the market for a shortstop this offseason.

Around the Majors

The Red Sox officially named Alex Cora as their new manager.

The Astros and the Dodgers have named their starters for Game 1 and Game 2 of the World Series which sets up a nice duel of aces in Game 1.

A drought will come to an end no matter who wins the World Series this year.

These are two seemingly evenly matched teams which will make for an interesting series.

C.C. Sabathia had a successful run with the Yankees and would like to return to the team next season.

A “mockumentary” aired about the famous Homer at the Bat episode of the Simpsons, and it was the perfect blend of baseball starpower, satire, and Simpsons-style humor.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Schreiber covered the Callaway hiring.

This Date in Mets History

In 1986, Bruce Hurst defeated Doc Gooden and the Mets to give the Red Sox a 3-2 series lead in the World Series.