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Mets Morning News: A ship without a captain

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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

Their season over, the Mets find themselves in the doldrums, a ship without a captain sailing through the postseason on their way to the hot stove league. With David Wright and Sandy Alderson gone, the 2019 Mets will have radically different leadership in both the clubhouse and the front office. Just who that leadership will come from remains to be seen.

Jacob deGrom is one man who wouArld like to take over as the face of the Mets franchise.

Fangraphs likes deGrom for the NL MVP.

Mike Puma says the Mets’ GM search is about to get real.

Tim Britton says the Wilpons should start off the offseason with a little bit of self-reflection.

Tim Healy had five questions for the Mets as they enter the offseason.

Ken Davidoff examined where he went wrong in his season predictions for the Yankees and the Mets.

Do you want to play fantasy football with Steven Matz, possibly win some prizes, and also help raise money for the children of first responders who gave their lives in the line of duty? Yahoo Sports has you covered.

Around the National League East

The Athletic took a look back at the disappointing season of the Phillies.

Dansby Swanson might not be healthy enough to make the Braves’ postseason roster.

Federal Baseball examined five big questions for the Nationals heading into the offseason.

Around Major League Baseball

The Dodgers completed their comeback and captured the NL West title.

Shohei Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery and will play in 2019, but only as a hitter.

Billy Beane reminisced about the Athletics’ past wild card letdown.

The Cubs will start Jon Lester in their one-game wild-card playoff against the Rockies.

Broadcaster Ernie Johnson will miss the MLB playoffs after being diagnosed with blood clots in both legs.

Ken Rosenthal looked back at three teams who may have outsmarted themselves with their managerial choices.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague was back with the final player performance meters of the season.

This Date in Mets History

Mike Piazza played his final game as a Met on this date in 2005.