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Mets Morning News: Chaim Bloom finishes second round of GM interviews

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

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Meet the Mets

Chaim Bloom was the last to interview for the vacant general manager position, and while he is young there is more to him than just analytics.

With the second round of interviews now concluded, the Mets are expected to make a decision shortly.

Peter Alonso continues to tear up the Arizona Fall League, and this time he hit an absolute laser that went for a double. Desmond Lindsay is also showing some power this fall.

Yoenis Cespedes’s second heel surgery has been pushed back due to a scheduling conflict.

Noah Syndergaard’s name came up in trade talks this past season, and the talks could resume in the offseason.

Jacob deGrom was named to Baseball America’s 2018 All-MLB Team.

Around the National League East

The Marlins were able to sign Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. because of groundwork that had been laid earlier in the season.

The Phillies reportedly hired Josh Bonifay to be their new director of player development. Philadelphia may prefer signing Bryce Harper over Manny Machado in the offseason.

Ryan Zimmerman sat out all of spring training last season, and the Nationals will have to decided how to handle the veteran’s spring in 2019.

Around Major League Baseball

The Red Sox defeated the Dodgers 4-2 and are halfway to winning the World Series.

Andrew Benintendi made another spectacular catch in the outfield to rob Brian Dozier of a hit.

Before the game, commissioner Rob Manfred weighed in on some of the issues facing the game today.

Yadier Molina was honored with the Roberto Clemente award for his work in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Rocco Baldelli will reportedly become the next manager of the Minnesota Twins.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the ten best hitters he saw this year, and Ross Adolph came in at number eight.

Allison McCague reviewed Seth Lugo’s productive season.

This Date in Mets History

Perhaps the most memorable date in Mets history-October 25, 1986. Mookie Wilson hit a slow roller up the first base line that forced a Game 7 in the 1986 World Series.