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Mets Morning News: Brodie or bust?

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World Series Workout Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Brodie Van Wagenen is apparently the Mets’ choice for their new GM, but the team still has to work out a deal with him.

Meanwhile, the Players’ Association is understandably nervous that Van Wagenen had access to a lot of confidential information about players as their agent that he could use against them in negotiations.

Joel Sherman attempted to summarize the long, and messy GM search.

Yoenis Cespedes underwent heel surgery on Friday and could miss the first half of the 2019 season.

Dominic Smith went to play winter ball hoping to get more experience in the outfield. His winter ball team would only let him play first base. Now Smith is done playing winter ball after only seven games.

Around the National League East

The Nationals have some big infield decisions to make for the 2019 season.

Gabe Kapler hasn’t given up on winning over Phillies fans.

Around Major League Baseball

Max Muncy hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 18th inning to lead the Dodgers to victory in the longest postseason game in MLB history.

Christian Yelich and J.D. Martinez won the 2018 Hank Aaron awards.

Members of the Rays staff have been in high demand by other teams.

MLB’s Elite Development Invitational, the sport’s largest development effort for minority prospects, has been renamed after Hank Aaron.

Grant Brisbee is counting down his most hated MLB playoff commercials.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the ten best Mets minor league hitters he saw this season.

David Capobianco looked back at Austin Jackson’s lackluster half-season with the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets won the World Series on this date in 1986.