Meet the Mets
A committee of about a half-dozen MLB owners met recently to discuss Steve Cohen’s purchase of the Mets. There were “no major objections” to the deal, according to reporting from Charles Gasparino. The deal will soon go before all of the ownership groups for approval.
Around the National League East
But despite the Dodgers’ dominant pitching, the Braves have young arms of their own that can go toe-to-toe with the Dodgers rotation—thanks to the patience of the Braves organization with their pitching prospects paying off, writes Buster Olney of ESPN.
Around Major League Baseball
Richard Justice of MLB.com puts forward his bold predictions for the ALCS.
ESPN gave us their power rankings of the four Championship Series teams and storylines to watch.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post critiqued some of the Yankees’ roster and managerial decisions that may have led to their elimination from the playoffs.
Mike Vaccaro pays tribute to legendary Yankees beat reporter, George A. King III, who is retiring after covering the Yankees for the New York Post since 1997.
This Date in Mets History
On October 11, 1969, the Mets played in the first World Series game of the franchise’s history.