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Mets Morning News: Well wishes for Alderson, questions about how long Callaway will last as manager

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

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Meet the Mets

Former Mets reliever Addison Reed shared kind words about Sandy Alderson and is pulling for the general manager in the wake of his second cancer diagnosis.

The Post’s Kevin Kernan outlined what the Mets front office must do to turn the franchise around with Alderson’s stepping down, possibly for good.

Mickey Callaway might not be on the hot seat yet, but the Mets manager is on his way there, according to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News.

Hyped prospect Justin Dunn struck out 10 batters over seven innings in just his fourth start for the Double-A Rumble Ponies. He surrendered five hits, one walk, and one earned run.

Around the National League East

The Braves are experiencing some unintended consequences of having such a deep farm system, particularly among pitchers.

The Marlins got dominated by Zack Greinke in a 4-0 loss. The Diamondbacks righty struck out seven over as many innings.

The Phillies edged the Nationals 4-3 behind 7.2 strong innings from Aaron Nola. Check out recaps from The Good Phight and Federal Baseball.

Around Major League Baseball

It looks like the powers that be have gotten over their petty distaste for colorful and/or personalized cleats.

Shohei Ohtani probably won’t pitch again this season, but he’s on track to return to the Angels as a hitter.

Spending big on relievers, such as Anthony Swarzak, this offseason has blown up in teams’ faces across baseball.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa wrote draft profiles on center fielder Jake Mangum and right-handed pitcher Mike Picollo.

The Amazin’ Avenue Audio crew spent the bulk of the show discussing Alderson, his legacy, and where the team goes from here.

Nathan Gismot bid farewell to Alderson.

This Date in Mets History

In 1969, Tom Seaver tossed a complete game against the Pirate to become the franchise’s winningest pitcher. On the same date two years later, he struck out 13 Phillies, setting Willie Montanez down in the seventh for the lefty’s 1,000th K.