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Mets Morning News: Chasm on Callaway

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

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Meet the Mets

MLB Pipeline named Peter Alonso the Mets’ Hitting Prospect of the Year and named David Peterson their Pitching Prospect of the Year. In 132 games between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas, Alonso drove in 119 runs and had a .975 OPS, and Peterson posted a 3.16 ERA across Single-A Columbia and Advanced-A St. Lucie.

On Thursday, Alonso collected multiple hits for the third consecutive day in the Arizona Fall League. He’s 7-for-12.

On the GM search front, limitations on the position’s purview and owner Fred Wilpon’s resistance of analytics are limiting the team’s options, according to The Record and Fancred Sports.

Also from Fancred, the Mets front office is reportedly split on manager Mickey Callaway, though it seems he’ll at least be back at the start of 2019.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop outlined where the Braves stand at each position and what holes need to be filled heading into the offseason.

Fish Stripes held a roundtable to address big questions about the Marlins’ future, including what kind of extension to offer arbitration-eligible catcher J.T. Realmuto.

The hosts of The Good Phight’s “Continued Success” podcast remembered Games 1 and 2 of the team’s 1993 NLCS against the Braves.

Around Major League Baseball

The New York Times detailed the construction of the Brewers, who are four wins away from their second World Series appearance in franchise history.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant reportedly rejected a $200 million extension offer. The two-time All-Star will be a free agent in 2022.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa dropped the second installment of a 10-part series on the best Mets minor league pitchers he saw in 2018.

Steve also went back and reviewed his preseason predictions about the farm system.

Midseason acquisition Jose Bautista provided about as much value as one could hope for in 2018, according to Richard Staff.

This Date in Mets History

In 1988, the Mets fell victim to an Orel Hershiser shutout in Game 7 of the NLCS. The Dodgers ace made three starts and one relief appearance in the seven-game set, posting a 1.09 ERA and claiming series MVP honors.