Meet the Mets
After serving as a pitching instructor in the minor leagues for eight seasons, Frank Viola is stepping away from the organization.
The Mets will kick off their general manager search this week when they bring in Doug Melvin for an interview.
By all accounts Jacob deGrom has had a fantastic season, but his value to the team might be higher than originally thought.
Two pitching greats discussed deGrom’s season and how special it really was.
Noah Syndergaard seemed to be following deGrom’s lead by getting a haircut but it was a false alarm.
Around the National League East
The Braves named Anibal Sanchez as their Game 2 starter against Clayton Kershaw. Dansby Swanson will not play in the NLDS as he recovers from a partial ligament tear. The players’ union will be filing a grievance against the Braves on behalf of prospect Carter Stewart who the Braves elected not to sign after drafting him.
Around Major League Baseball
The Yankees will now take on Boston in the ALDS and of course the two teams have a lot of history with each other.
Major League Baseball is suspending Addison Russell 40 games after allegations of domestic abuse were made against him. Russell’s former wife reveals why she spoke up and what the investigation was like (paywall alert).
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
David Capobianco wrote about the few things the Mets did right in 2018.
This Date in Mets History
After another disappointing season, both Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel were fired on this date in 2010.