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Mets Morning News: As the managerial rumor mill turns

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

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The manager search is ongoing but if the team misses out on Joe Girardi they could end up with another rookie manager at the helm.

Given the controversy surrounding the Astros, Brodie Van Wagenen should check in with his old pal A.J. Hinch to see if a deal could be struck to bring him to the Mets.

Umpire Joe West is suing former-Met Paul Lo Duca over allegations that the umpire took bribes from Billy Wagner.

The awards keep coming for the Polar Bear. Pete Alonso was named Sporting News’s National League Rookie of the Year by a very wide margin.

After having already visited Stephen Colbert, Alonso did a guest spot on Jimmy Kimmel.

Fifty years ago the Miracle Mets shocked the baseball world by taking home the championship and to this day their legacy and hope live on.

Citi Field became the temporary home of NYCFC but they were upset by Toronto and were eliminated from the playoffs.

Around the National League East

Josh Donaldson was named Sporting News’s NL Comeback Player of the Year and manager Brian Snitker was voted as the National League Manager of the Year.

Joe Girardi’s final two choices are the Mets and the Phillies and a decision should be coming soon from Philadelphia.

The Nationals hammered the Astros 12-3 to take the first two games in the World Series.

Around Major League Baseball

Shortly after the ugly incident involving the Astros, Major League Baseball is now investigating a controversial tweet that umpire Rob Drake recently tweeted.

The Cubs are reportedly hiring David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their next manager.

Justin Verlander made history when he recorded the 200th postseason strikeout of his career.

Christian Yelich and Mike Trout were named the Hank Aaron Award winners which recognizes the best offensive player in each league.

Gymnast Simone Biles included a backflip during her ceremonial first pitch.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The latest episode of UnforMETable recognized rightfielder Kevin Bass.

Brian Salvatore reviewed Robert Gsellman’s bumpy season.

Steve Sypa continued his countdown of the best minor league pitchers he saw and number three on the list was Junior Santos.

This Date in Mets History

Doc Gooden struggled on the mound and the Mets dropped Game 5 of the 1986 World Series.