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Mets Morning News: New GM names emerge as search continues

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

MLB: General Managers Meetings Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Two new names emerged in the Mets general manager search. The Rays’ senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom already interviewed for the position and Indians’ GM Mike Chernoff is currently on the Mets’ radar.

The salary projections for 2019 have been released, and quite a few players on the Mets are due nice pay raises.

Dominic Smith surprised a local softball team when he showed up to their game.

Both Peter Alonso and Andres Gimenez are off to quick starts in the Arizona Fall League.

Jacob deGrom could’ve been the missing piece the Yankees needed if they were going to beat the Red Sox.

A grand jury indicted Lenny Dykstra on three charges that stemmed from his arrest in May when he threatened an Uber driver.

Around the National League East

Braves’ manager Brian Snitker is expecting a decision to be made about his future by the end of the week. Anibal Sanchez was a nice surprise for Atlanta and he hopes to pitch again next season.

The Marlins traded reliever Kyle Barraclough to the Nationals in return for international bonus pool money.

The Nationals got a head start on revamping their bullpen when they acquired Barraclough.

Around Major League Baseball

Many teams are suffering through extended postseason droughts, but all 30 teams have had an amazing postseason moment.

The Red Sox announced that Chris Sale will start Game 1 of the ALCS and, despite his struggles, David Price will start Game 2.

Carlos Correa’s back is still not fully healthy and he has struggled since his return from the disabled list in August.

The Yankees’ season ended in October, but the groundwork for their downfall had already been laid before the season started.

Diamondbacks’ reliever Brad Ziegler officially announced his retirement and gave David Wright a shoutout in the process.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa is counting down the best pitching performances he saw out of the minors this season, and number ten was Tommy Wilson.

Nicholas Schreiber reviewed Daniel Zamora’s season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, the Mets played their first World Series game in their history. Tom Seaver got the start and was not good. He threw only five innngs and gave up four runs. The Mets were unable to come back against Mike Cueller and they were down 1-0 in the series.