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Meet the Mets

Some new names were added to the list of potential Mets managers, as word came out that the team had interviewed Padres first base coach Skip Schumaker and plans to interview Nationals first base coach Tim Bogar. That brings the list of confirmed candidates up to eight.

While the team waits to figure out how will be leading the coaching staff, first base coach and catching instructor Glenn Sherlock has been given permission to speak to other teams about potential employment opportunities.

The Athletic explored the question of whether the Mets or the Phillies have the more appealing managerial opening.

Metsblog provided their list of the top twenty prospects in the Mets farm system heading into 2020.

Robinson Cano’s first season with the Mets was largely a disappointment.

Around the National League East

Because the Nationals have so much time to rest their players before the World Series begins, they have the luxury of setting up their rotation for the series exactly as they want to.

Joe Girardi will reportedly interview with the Phillies for a second time next week, and as of right now he seems like a better bet to get the open managerial spot in Philadelphia as opposed to New York.

Bryce Harper insists that he is not shedding any tears over sitting at home while his former team prepares to play in the World Series without him.

With the Braves’ season being over, the team announced that Freddie Freeman underwent right elbow surgery this past Wednesday. The star first baseman, who struggled as he played through discomfort in the NLDS, is expected to be ready for spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees hit two home runs off Justin Verlander in the first inning, and that was all they needed to propel them to a 4-1 victory and force the series to return to Houston for Game 6.

ThesSa series will resume tonight at 8:08, and it’s shaping up to be a battle of the bullpens.

CC Sabathia was removed from the Yankees’ ALCS roster after he partially dislocated his left shoulder joint in Game 4, which means his remarkable career has officially come to an end. Right-handed reliever Ben Heller has taken his place on the roster.

Speaking of Sabathia, he is one of the finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which were announced yesterday. The other two finalists: former Met Curtis Granderson and Angels star Mike Trout.

Major League Baseball is reportedly contemplating a radical plan to overhaul the minor leagues, which could result in 40 teams being eliminated and existing leagues being dramatically restructured as early as 2021.

Jayce Tingler and Ron Washington are apparently the two finalists for the Padres’ open managerial spot. Neither of the two are names that have been connected to the Mets in their own search for a new skipper.

MLB.com ranked the nine best World Series games of the decade up to this point. We suggest skipping past number six on the list.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the best minor league pitchers he saw in 2019, with Mickey Jannis coming in at number six.

Liam Murphy reviewed the 2019 season of Stephen Nogosek, the majority of which was spent in the minor leagues.

This Date in Mets History

October 19th is a day that lives in infamy in Mets lore, as two of the most exciting teams in franchise history—the 1999 and 2006 teams—were both eliminated in the NLCS on this date. The former team was defeated 10-9 by the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 after Kenny Rogers issued a based-loaded walk to Andruw Jones in the 11th inning. The latter team, meanwhile, fell to the Cardinals 3-1 after Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer off Aaron Heilman in the 9th and Carlos Beltran got caught looking on a curveball from Adam Wainwright with the bases loaded to end the game.