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Mets Morning News: Does anyone want to be the Mets’ GM?

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

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Meet the Mets

Several candidates for the Mets’ GM position have declined offers to meet with the team, including Minnesota Twins GM Thad Levine and former Red Sox exec Ben Cherington.

One candidate who might be interested is Nationals executive DeJon Watson.

The Mets will begin interviewing whichever candidates are interested next week.

Matt Ehalt gave his team grades for the 2018 Mets.

Around the National League East

Clayton Kershaw dominated the Braves and left them on the verge of elimination.

The Marlins hosted a showcase of the Cuban Mesa brothers, in hopes that their hospitality might give them a leg up on signing one or both of them.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees lost to the Red Sox, with J.D. Martinez’s bat burying them in a first inning hole they never dug out of.

The Brewers shut out the Rockies to grab a 2-0 lead in their series.

One Astros fan was so happy with the way Houston was playing in their victory over the Indians that he bought his entire section beers after calling a home run.

The Athletics have made a contract extension for manager Bob Melvin a priority.

What happens to baseball players as they age? ESPN explored the science behind aging in sports.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis looked back at the end of Matt Harvey’s tenure with the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets swept the Braves on this date in 1969 to make it to the World Series.