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Mets Morning News: Josh Lewin leaves the Mets radio booth

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

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Meet the Mets

The New York Daily News reported that Josh Lewin will not be a part of the Mets’ radio booth next season. Lewin confirmed this by announcing via Twitter that he has “an exciting new opportunity” in store.

Wayne Randazzo is one candidate to replace Lewin, but there is also a chance a new voice could be brought in from outside.

Around the National League East

Joel Sherman opines that the Phillies are not in a place where a Machado or Harper signing puts them over the top. He even argues that he would take the Mets’ roster over the Phillies’ roster.

Jon Morosi breaks down the pitching market, where the teams of the NL East are big players.

The Astros have been in touch with the Marlins about J.T. Realmuto, but the Marlins haven’t budged on wanting Kyle Tucker or Forrest Whitley in return.

The Nationals may try to extend Anthony Rendon.

Braves prospect Braxton Davidson hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning in the Arizona Fall League Championship game. But he hurt himself in his celebratory trip around the bases.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees are in negotiations to buy back the YES network, which may influence whether they sign Bryce Harper.

Matt Kelly breaks down why the Nationals, Astros, Reds, Angels, and Yankees could all be good fits for free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel.

Matt Kelly also writes that Jeruys Familia may be an underrated free agent.

The Blue Jays acquired right-handed pitching prospect Trent Thorton for shortstop Aledmys Diaz. Diaz perhaps has been brought in to fill the hole that will be left by Marwin Gonzalez.

Andrew Simon examines Manny Machado’s defense and the likelihood that he will be signed to play shortstop.

With the Indians set to lose Michael Brantley, the team’s outfield depth for 2019 is looking thin. Mike Petriello proposes a few solutions.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos reviewed Robert Gsellman’s 2018 season.

This Date in Mets History

This year, Jacob deGrom was the near-unanimous choice for the Cy Young Award. On this date in 1985, Doc Gooden was chosen unanimously for the Cy Young Award. He led the league in ERA, wins, and strikeouts.