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Mets Morning News: Cabrera heads to Philly as Mets lose to Pirates

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Meet the Mets

The Mets bid farewell to Asdrubal Cabrera on Friday, sending him to Philly for intriguing prospect Franklyn Kilome.

The Mets then did what they’ve done a lot this season and lost a game to the Pirates thanks to a walk-off hit by David Freese. Jason Vargas started the game for the Mets, but didn’t last five innings. The Mets lost 5-4.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, The Post, The Daily News,, Bergen County Record.

The Mets signed Austin Jackson to fill a spot in their depleted outfield. They designated Matt den Dekker for assignment in order to make room for Jackson.

The Mets are said to be very excited about Jackson’s defense in the outfield.

Luis Guillorme is getting the call from Vegas to take Cabrera’s spot on the roster.

Joel Sherman says the Mets have a tough call to make about trading Zack Wheeler.

The Mets have apparently been getting a lot of calls about Wheeler.

Mike Puma says Devin Mesoraco is actually more likely to be traded than Wheeler.

The Hardball Times featured an interesting think piece on the Barstool at the Ballpark Nights that happen at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium.

Around the National League East

Clayton Kershaw proved to be too much for the Braves to handle.

Juan Soto tied a record from the 19th century as he became the first teenager to homer in three straight games since 1898 as the Nationals beat the Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

The Brewers acquired Mike Moustakas from the Royals.

The Cardinals officially threw in the towel and designated Greg Holland for assignment.

The Twins had a busy day, trading Eduardo Escobar to the Diamondbacks and then sending Ryan Pessly to the Astros.

Who will sign the Victors? has an update on the frontrunners.

Jack Morris doesn’t like today’s era of the game, to say the least.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Nicholas Schreiber took a look at rumors surrounding the Brewers’ interest in Asdrubal Cabrera and Zack Wheeler.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Jack McLoone tried to assess Asdrubal Cabrera’s trade value.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

Steve Sypa had the rundown on new Mets prospect Franklyn Kilome.

Chris McShane took a look back at some of Asdrubal Cabrera’s best games as a Met.

This Date in Mets History

Anthony Young’s terrible losing streak ended twenty-five years ago today. Matthew Callan examined the streak’s unlikely end in a piece on Amazin’ Avenue yesterday.