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Mets Morning News: Manager search continues, Nationals advance to World Series

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

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Baseball. MLB. New York Mets Vs Washington Nationals. Citi Field, New York. USA. Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Mike Bell is seen as a dark horse candidate to be the next manager of the Mets due to his ties with GM Brodie Van Wagenen.

ESPN is considering blowing up their Sunday Night Baseball booth around Alex Rodriguez. Some of this is due to Jessica Mendoza being restricted by some teams after she became a special advisor to the Mets.

Pete Alonso is a finalist for the MLBPA’s Players’ Choice Outstanding Rookie award.

As the Mets manager search continues, the other coaches who are under contract remain in limbo.

This one fan watched the Mets miraculous 1969 World Series run from across the Atlantic Ocean.

Around the National League East

The Nationals beat the Cardinals 4-0 to sweep the NLCS and advance to the World Series for the first time in franchise history.

Is Buck Showalter the right man for the job in Philadelphia?

Around Major League Baseball

In Game 3 of the ALCS, the Astros beat the Yankees 4-1 to take a 2-1 series lead behind another strong performance from Gerrit Cole.

Major League Baseball is currently monitoring the weather ahead of Game 4 of the ALCS.

The death of Tyler Skagg’s could bring significant changes to MLB.

Matt Harvey is one of at least five Angels interviewed in the probe looking into the death of Skaggs.

Talks are underway to implement opioid testing in the majors this offseason.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Wolff reviewed Tomas Nido’s 2019 season.

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the best Mets minor league pitchers he saw this year.

This Date in Mets History

On this date 50 years ago, the Miracle Mets became World Series champions.