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Mets Morning News: Red Sox celebrate World Series win, Brodie Van Wagenen gets to work

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

Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets - Game Three Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Now that the introductions are over Brodie Van Wagenen must now get to work and prove that the Mets are headed in the right direction.

After we was introduced Van Wagenen said that he intends to be in on almost every free agent. The Mets have a couple areas of need that he should definitely try to improve this offseason.

The former agent does bring some strengths to his new title, but the move comes with a lot of risk for both him and the organization.

The hire continues to draw raised eyebrows from people around the league.

Mickey Callaway’s future still remains a bit cloudy but he has the support of the new general manager.

Callaway could use a new bench coach like Jim Riggleman to help him navigate the National League.

The new general manager must also make a decision on whether or not to keep the rest of the front office that had been working in Sandy Alderson’s stead.

ESPN reached out to David Wright to have him join their baseball coverage but he declined the offer.

Around the National League East

Braves outfielder Michael Reed was claimed off of waivers by the Twins.

Derek Jeter was a guest on The Daily Show and discussed several topics including the future of the Marlins.

The Nationals are reportedly close to signing reliever Trevor Rosenthal.

Around Major League Baseball

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey passed away at the age of 80 after battling several health issues.

The Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed to extend the deadline on when he has to make a decision on his contract option.

The Red Sox celebrated their World Series victory with a parade in Boston, but the trophy is in need of some repair after the festivities.

The Yankees re-signed Brett Gardner to a one-year deal.

The Athletics picked up Fernando Rodney’s option whereas the Pirates declined their options on Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the best hitters he saw in the minors and number three was Mark Vientos.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets traded Gary Gentry to the Atlanta Braves on this date in 1972.