Meet the Mets
Within the Mets organization, disagreement continues over organizational structure, which is another factor holding up the GM search, in addition to the debate between old-school and new-school style candidates.
Jeff Wilpon made it clear that no one within the organization is being considered for the GM job. But it’s worth noting that former Mets players aren’t the only ones going on to do great things with other organizations. Their former executives are too, writes Tim Healey. A notable example is current Brewers GM David Stearns, who was once a Mets intern that Omar Minaya wanted to keep on as a permanent hire, but did not get the blessing of Fred and Jeff Wilpon. Now Stearns is watching his team play for an NL pennant.
On a more lighthearted note, Chef Patrick Schaeffer of Citi Field earned the Judges’ Choice Award at the 2018 Burger Bash, part of the New York City Wine & Food Festival.
Around the National League East
The Marlins’ chances of acquiring Cuban free agent Victor Victor Mesa seem to be rising, as reports say the Orioles’ bonus pool is less than previously reported with the signings of other international free agents. The Orioles were considered the chief competition with the Marlins for Victor Victor Mesa.
The Marlins have outrighted six players off their 40-man roster.
Around Major League Baseball
Justin Turner’s eighth inning home run lifted the Dodgers to victory over the Brewers, evening the NLCS to one game apiece. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts even went as far as to call Turner “the face” of the team.
In the aftermath of Brandon Woodruff’s home run in Game 1 of the NLCS, Tyler Kepner curated a list of some of the other most improbable home runs in postseason history.
Dan Szymborski updated the ALCS and NLCS ZiPS projections.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Vasilis Drimalitis took a look back at Brandon Nimmo’s breakout season.