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Mets Morning News: Red Sox are World Series champions, the offseason begins

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

Colorado Rockies v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

With the World Series now concluded, Brodie Van Wagenen is expected to be introduced sometime this week, but the hire is still drawing mixed reviews and could end up being a mistake (paywall alert).

The Mets can draw inspiration from the Golden State Warriors who have enjoyed alot of success with their general manager who was a former agent.

The first issue that could arise with Van Wagenen is how to deal with his former clients.

When he does officially take the job, the new general manager will have several questions he will have to address this offseason.

Around the National League East

With all of the moves the Marlins have made, are they on the verge of creating a dynasty?

Scott Boras, perhaps jokingly, said a deal for Bryce Harper is already in place.

Around Major League Baseball

The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series champions and Steve Pearce won the MVP honors for his heroics throughout the series.

It’s no secret that David Price has struggled in the postseason, but he led his team to victory when the Red Sox needed him.

The same could not be said about Clayton Kershaw who stumbled once again for the Dodgers but doesn’t deserve the narrative that follows him.

Chris Sale both started and ended the series for Boston when he closed out the ninth to seal the victory.

Sale ended the game with a strikeout of Manny Machado, who made headlines throughout the playoffs and will now be a prized free agent.

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen honored Joe Mauer on his cleats during his game against the Saints.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos reviewed Drew Gagnon’s brief stint in the majors last season.

This Date in Mets History

After a terrific season, it was announced that Tom Seaver won the Cy Young on this date in 1969.