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Mets Morning News: Astros even the series, Mets outright five players off their roster

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets outrighted five players off their 40-man roster including Erik Goeddel and Travis Taijeron.

Those around Mickey Callaway saw several qualities in him that got him to where he is today.

Callaway’s fingerprints will remain in Cleveland, especially the pitchers’ usage of the curveball.

With the manager position filled, the organization must now start filling out the rest of the coaching staff and there is no shortage of pitching coaches available.

Asdrubal Cabrera is still hoping that his time with the Mets has not yet reached its conclusion.

It is no secret the Mets’ infield struggled last season, and the organization is considering a reunion with Tim Teufel to help them improve in that area.

Baseball America revealed its rankings of top prospects in the Mets’ organization for 2018 and shortstop Andres Gimenez tops the list.

Around the NL East

Matt Adams is just one of the players that is eligible for arbitration on the Braves.

Giancarlo Stanton chatted with Jimmy Kimmel and discussed many topics including how he likes crushing the Mets. Stanton was also presented with the Hank Aaron Award before Game 2 of the World Series.

There are still plenty of rumors surrounding the Phillies’ search for a manager, but there is a certain former Indians’ pitching coach we know they won’t be hiring.

Keith Hernandez’s remarks notwithstanding, Tanner Roark will be out to prove his worth in 2018 for the Nationals.

Around the Majors

Game 2 did not disappoint with the drama. The Astros managed to even up the series despite some heroics on both sides.

Starting from the 8th inning on, there were quite a few incredible moments that captured the drama of the game.

The legendary Vin Scully returned to Dodger Stadium to help throw out the first pitch of Game 2.

Lance McCullers and Charlie Morton will start Game 3 and 4 for the Astros.

Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss the start of the 2018 season for the Red Sox as he recovers from a knee operation.

Yesterday at AA

David Capobianco wrote about the players outrighted off the Mets’ roster.

Matt Varvaro believed Kevin Plawecki showed some improvement this past season.

Nathan Gismot reviewed Yoenis Cespedes’s all too brief season.

This Date in Mets History

Mike Piazza attempted to tie the game off the great Mariano Rivera, but it ended up being just a fly ball and the Yankees were the World Series Champions in 2000.