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Mets Morning News: Doug Melvin in the lead for Mets GM?

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

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Meet the Mets

With the first round of interviews over, it appears that Doug Melvin might have a slight lead in the race to become the next Mets GM.

Kristie Ackert spoke to a colleague of Melvin’s from the Brewers who said he’d actually be a good fit for the Mets, and is very open-minded about analytics.

Gary LaRocque and De Jon Watson were pretty much eliminated from contention.

One dark horse is CAA agent Brodie Van Wagenen.

J.P. Ricciardi says the Mets believe in Peter Alonso’s potential at first base.

A 15 year old Mets fan created a Super PAC called “Mets Are a Good Team” to prove how absurdly easy it is for someone to create a Super PAC and start pouring money into political races.

Around the National League East

The Nationals plan to make a significant effort to re-sign Bryce Harper, according to the MLB rumor mill.

If you’ve been looking to get that special Marlins fan in your life a gift, all the team’s old merchandise is deeply on sale online due to their impending logo change.

Around Major League Baseball

The Brewers beat the Dodgers to force a Game 7 in the NLCS.

Manny Machado is unlikely to have hurt his signing value with his bad behavior the past week.

Joe Girardi, who was apparently the Reds’ top choice to be their next manager, pulled his name from the team’s search.

Matt Davidson had so much success pitching in emergency situations this year that he’s going to try and train to become a two-way player next season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague looked back at the star-crossed season of Yoenis Cespedes.

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the best Mets minor league pitchers he saw in 2018.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets lost game six of the World Series to the A’s on this date in 1973.