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Mets Morning News: GM search souring

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Meet the Mets’s Anthony DiComo rounded up a list of questions facing the Mets and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon this offseason.

The Mets have interviews with two potential general managers in place, but it seems the team is scaring off candidates who lean on analytics, as former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has removed himself from consideration.

The Cy Young winners won’t be announced until November 14, but Baseball Digest unanimously named Jacob deGrom their Pitcher of the Year.

Fangraphs’ Dan Szymborski wrote his elegy for this year’s edition of the Mets.

Around the National League East

The BravesMike Foltynewicz got lit up by the Dodgers in Game 1 of the teams’ NLDS, as Atlanta fell 6-0.

Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, star outfielders traded by the Marlins before the season, both homered in their first postseason games.

Around Major League Baseball

Mike Moustakas’ RBI single in the 10th gave the Brewers a walk-off victory over the Rockies in the first game of their NLDS matchup, and Hernan Perez put in work to give him a Gatorade shower.

Of pitchers who threw 50 or more innings in each of the last two seasons, Yankees reliever Dellin Betances had the second-greatest improvement in strike rate.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Sandy Alderson’s signing of Asdrubal Cabrera was a success, according to Chris McShane, netting relatively cheap production and a promising young arm.

This Date in Mets History

In Game 1 of the Mets’ 1999 NLDS against the Diamondbacks, Edgardo Alfonzo took Randy Johnson deep in the first inning, then broke a tie in the ninth with a grand slam for an 8-4 victory.