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Mets Morning News: Vargas comes back to earth, Mets GM search continues

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets fell to the Dodgers 11-4 on Tuesday night. After going up 4-0 thanks to Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto hitting two, two run homers, Jason Vargas and the rest of the Mets pitching staff imploded. Vargas went 3.1 innings and allowed five runs before turning it over to the bullpen who was equally as bad on Tuesday night.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long. NY Post, Newsday, and Daily News.

Steven Matz was announced as the Mets nominee for the Roberto Clemente award for his work with his Tru32 program.

While the Mets are still in the early stages of their search process for a new GM, they are open to different front office structures. Joel Sherman writes that the team is expected to have a list of ten to twelve candidates by the end of the month.

Andres Gimenez is making his own path to the big leagues in the shadow of Amed Rosario.

The Mets hope their collection of young talent can become long-term answers for the team.

While many fans have been quick to accuse the Mets of insurance fraud for not calling up David Wright, Sheryl Ring writes that the team is not committing such a thing.

Todd Frazier’s catch in the stands on Monday night was not what it seemed like.

Congratulations to Kevin Plawecki and his wife Tayler on the birth of their son Kason!

Around the National League East

As Bryce Harper’s time in a Nationals uniform is most likely coming to a close, Bleacher Report looked at how the Nats ruined the Harper era.

Ryan Howard made it official on Tuesday as he announced his retirement from baseball in an essay on The Player’s Tribune.

The Phillies beat the Marlins on Tuesday night to keep pace in the NL playoff race.

The Nationals fell to the Cardinals.

The Braves lost to the Red Sox.

Around Major League Baseball

The top of the Red Sox rotation is about to get a lot healthier as David Price is set to return this Friday. Ace Chris Sale is right behind him as he’s expected to start next week against either the Blue Jays or Mets.

The Tampa Bay Rays may have the next teenage phenom in Wander Franco.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos had the daily prospect report.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2010, Ruben Tejada hit his first major league home run as the Mets beat the Cubs 18-5 at Wrigley Field.