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Mets Morning News: A matter of reputation

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have a bad reputation with executives around the league, and it’s hurting their ability to attract qualified GM candidates according to Matt Ehalt.

Joel Sherman has an even less charitable view of the team’s ownership, which he sees as disloyal, dysfunctional, and even delusional.

Andy Martino broke down some facts about the GM search, including that John Ricco will not be involved in second round interviews.

Fellow executives looked back at Sandy Alderson’s career in a profile on The Athletic.

Keith Hernandez will be headlining the Queens Baseball Convention in January.

Around the National League East

Brian Snitker was given a two-year contract extension by the Braves.

Matt Wieters might return to the Nationals next year, but not as a starter.

DJ Khaled rented out the entirety of Marlins Park for his son’s birthday party.

Around Major League Baseball

The Brewers shut out the Dodgers to take a 2-1 lead in the NLCS.

Chris Sale is out of the hospital but the Red Sox are not going to rush him back into service.

The Angels have been giving managerial candidates a written exam that’s nearly as long as the SATs.

The Cubs have hired Anthony Iapoce to be their new hitting coach.

Kevin Kernan spoke with the Marlins scout who sold the team on drafting Christian Yelich.

The New Yorker ran an interview with Jane Leavy about what it was like being one of the only women covering baseball in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian Salvatore took a look back at Jason Vargas’ 2018 season.

Steve Sypa had your first update from the Arizona Fall League, and also continued his countdown of the best Mets minor league pitchers he saw in 2018.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets miraculously won their first World Series on this date in 1969.