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Mets Morning News: November Rain

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

Gerardo Perez, 6, keeps himself dry with a very large umbrel Photo by Michael Appleton/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Steve Karsay, the man to give up Mike Piazza’s legendary post-9/11 home run, will be the third candidate to interview for the Mets’ pitching coach position.

During his second offseason at the helm of the New York Mets, it appears that Brodie Van Wagenen would prefer to hang onto the team’s premier prospects.

Pitching Ninja created a compilation of all the shimmies and struts in Marcus Stroman’s arsenal.

Around the National League East

Video of Ronald Acuna Jr.’s brother, Bryan Acuna swinging found its way online and showed that Ronald’s sweet swing might be genetic.

Rather than waiting until the season is underway, the Braves may pick up Madison Bumgarner to bolster their rotation, even with a draft pick being lost.

Around Major League Baseball

While the Astros’ sign stealing saga has been a mess and a half for Major League Baseball, they’re lucky that the Nationals were the winners of this past World Series rather than Houston for a second time.

The United States national team failed to qualify for the Olympics, but two more opportunities will be available for them between now and the Summer Games in Tokyo next year.

With the United States’ loss, Team Mexico was able to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time in history.

As Commissioner Manfred’s mangled mess of an offseason continues, 42 minor league teams could find themselves on the cutting room floor in the proposed minor league renovation.

Naturally, this reorganization news was met with deserved criticism stretching far and wide.

NBP’s Shun Yamaguchi may be the newest name in a crowded free agency pool as he asked the Yomiuri Giants to post him.

In moving from throwing strikes to striking poses, former Dodgers’ prospect James Turlington Carter has found his true calling on the runway as a model.

Friends and teammates from over the years paid tribute to Vera Clemente.

Over the weekend, two time all star and World Series champion with the Yankees, Jim Coates, passed away.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1985, Dwight Gooden unanimously won the National League Cy Young Award.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian Salvatore reviewed Drew Gagnon’s unpredictable and forgettable 2019 season.