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Mets Morning News: Playoffs for everyone, except the Mets

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

Quite alot of baseball was played on Wednesday except for the Mets who were one of the few teams sitting at home. GM Brodie Van Wagenen was partially to blame for that so should he get a second chance from new owner Steve Cohen?

Rob Manfred weighed in on the sale of the team to Cohen and still managed to defend the Wilpons in the process.

With the Mets presumably having money to spend this offseason, there are a few moves the Mets could make to help them get back to competitive baseball.

Former Met and epic Uber user Rajai Davis, is holding a children’s book drive in his home town of New London, Connecticut to help get books to children.

Around the National League East

It took until the thirteenth inning for someone to finally score, but the Braves finally did and walked off their opener against the Reds.

The Marlins also took Game 1 of their series against the Cubs with a 5-1 win. Unfortunately the win came at a cost. Starling Marte was hit by a pitch and diagnosed with a fracture of his pinkie.

After an injury plagued season with the Nationals, is Sean Doolittle’s time in Washington at an end?

Around Major League Baseball

Despite successful bubble models with the NBA and NHL, Rob Manfred is allowing fans to attend both the NLCS and World Series games that will be held in Texas.

The Minnesota Twins have once again been knocked out of the playoffs. They were swept by the Astros which became their eighteenth straight playoff loss, a streak that dates back to 2004.

The 2019 April National League Rookie of the Month runner up Chris Paddack got lit up in his first playoff start against the Cardinals. Both Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet are both unlikely to pitch in the rest of the series since both are dealing with injuries.

The Tampa Bay Rays swept the Buffalo Blue Jays to move on to the ALDS.

Mookie Betts helped lead the Dodgers to victory against the Brewers 4-2.

The Yankees eliminated the Indians in a wild game to put an end to a very long day of baseball.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, the end of the Mets season, the return of Sandy Alderson, and the Reds player who shall not be named were all discussed.

Lukas Vlahos looked at the 2020 Mets’ outfield and where do they go from here.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1973, the Mets defeated the Cubs 6-4 to clinch the NL East division.