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Mets Morning News: All quiet on the managerial front, Jacob deGrom named finalist for Players Choice Award

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

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom is one of three pitchers named as finalists for the 2019 Players Choice Award for Outstanding Pitcher.

Manager candidate Joe Girardi stepped away from Team USA as he prepares to get back into managing in the major leagues.

Eduardo Perez interviewed for the managerial vacancy and could follow a similar path that Aaron Boone took when he became skipper for the Yankees.

Around the National League East

Braves’ third base coach Ron Washington is one of the finalists for the Padres’ managerial position.

The Nationals never quit this season which led them to their World Series run. They also got to where they are because they actually spent money. Was Bryce Harper to blame for Washington’s struggles up to this season?

Around Major League Baseball

Game 4 of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees was postponed due to rain. The rainout allowed both teams to shuffle their starters for the next game.

The Yankees were apparently irate after they suspected Houston was stealing signs earlier in the series.

The debate about the postseason baseballs compared with the regular season baseballs isn’t going away.

Joe Maddon was officially named as the Angels’ new manager.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague reviewed Seth Lugo’s fantastic season.

On Episode 28 of A Pod of Their Own, Mickey Callaway’s firing, the Tomahawk Chop, and how playoff teams benefited from domestic violence were all discussed.

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the most impressive minor league pitchers he saw and number eight was Garrison Bryant.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, Robin Ventura hit the infamous “grand slam single” that kept the Mets alive for another day against the Braves.