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Mets Morning News: Managerial Mysteries

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

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Meet the Mets

Finding someone able to handle the Mets’ “special brand of absurdity” is their greatest challenge in finding a manager, writes Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.

For the third offseason in a row, the Mets are looking to fill a major job in the organization. Tim Healey discussed Brodie Van Wagenen’s thought process and what he’s looking for in a new manager.

Joe Girardi was asked about the Mets’ managerial opening on the Astros/Rays broadcast and he seemed pretty into it.

Kevin Baez has also expressed interest in the job.

Around the National League East

The Nationals can’t possibly survive trying to pitch Max Scherzer and Steven Strasburg every game, writes Gabe Fernandez of Deadspin.

Everyone is upset at Ronald Acuna Jr. for his baserunning including apparently his teammates.

Casey Feeney of NBC Sports argues that if the Phillies fire Gabe Kapler, they should fire Matt Klentak as well.

Around Major League Baseball

Joel Sherman takes a look at all seven teams looking for a new manager.

The Yankees beat the Twins convincingly 8-2 in Game 2 of the ALDS. A spot in the ALCS seems all but certain for the Yankees, writes David Lennon.

Gerrit Cole struck out 15 Rays—the most strikeouts in a postseason game since 2000—en route to a 3-1 Astros victory in Game 2 of the ALDS. They lead the series 2-0.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Ken Lavin reviewed Amed Rosario’s breakout season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, the Mets swept the Atlanta Braves to clinch their first ever trip to the World Series.