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Mets Morning News: Ten Spot

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

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2020 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Steve Cohen is expected to blow up the Wilpons’ ‘archaic’ technology when he is approved as the team’s new owner.

The MLB Draft order was officially confirmed by the league yesterday, and the Mets will be picking tenth overall next year.

SNY listed five free agents that the Mets and Yankees may fight over this winter.

J.D. Davis, Jeff McNeil, and Amed Rosario recounted their major league debuts and first big league hit on How I Met The Majors.

The Captain is officially out today!

Around the National League East

The Braves remained undefeated in the postseason with a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers. The game was tied heading into the ninth, when an Austin Riley 448ft. blast put Atlanta ahead for good. The Braves would go on to score four in the ninth.

Talking Chop shared three takeaways from Atlanta’s NLCS Game 1 victory.

Yesterday’s NLCS game was the first one in 2020 that included fans and, uh, they were certainly not social distancing at times during the contest.

The Nationals will not be retaining coaches Kevin Long or Chip Hale.

Around Major League Baseball

Baseball legend and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, who was a driving force behind the Big Red Machine in the 70s, passed away yesterday at the age of 77.

The Reds released a statement honoring Morgan following his passing.

Astros skipper Dusty Baker discussed his admiration for Morgan prior to yesterday’s game.

The Athletic staff shared their thoughts on the late Morgan.

The Rays doubled up the Astros 4-2 despite being outhit ten to four. Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead in the series.

Tampa Bay’s Mike Brosseau has gone from undrafted to postseason hero.

MLB provided times for some of their upcoming playoff games. Games 3 and 4 of the Rays vs. Astros series will air at 8:40pm Eastern Time, while Games 2 and 3 of the Braves vs. Dodgers series will begin at 6:05pm Eastern Time.

The White Sox and manager Rick Renteria have agreed to part ways.

The White Sox may be interested in hiring Tony La Russa to be their next manager. They also could hire A.J. Hinch or Alex Cora.

2020 represented the first year of the three-batter minimum, and it has given managers a whole different set of variables.

The Padres revealed that outfielder Tommy Pham was recently stabbed, but said he is in ‘good condition’ following surgery.

Billy Beane’s time as a big league baseball exec could be be coming to an end. Should the SPAC/Fenway Sports Group merger happen, he will no longer work for the Athletics front office, and he will not be part of the Red Sox front office either. He is expected to look into other sports ventures, most notably European soccer.

Cleveland will not be holding their annual fan fest in 2021, but hope to return in 2022.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane reminisced about the 1969 NLCS, in which the Mets defeated Atlanta and advanced to their first ever World Series.

Linda Surovich looked back at Jacob deGrom’s epic performance in the 2015 NLDS.

Episode 83 of From Complex to Queens brought us part two of a look back at Alderson’s tenure with the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2006, the Mets dropped Game Two of the NLCS in a loss that would prove costly and devastating. Carlos Delgado launched a three-run homer and a solo homer, and New York carried a 6-4 lead into the seventh, but the bullpen could not hold on. Guillermo Mota allowed a two-run triple with two outs in the seventh to knot the score at six, and Billy Wagner served up a solo shot to So Taguchi to lead off the ninth before giving up two insurance runs later in the frame in a 9-6 defeat.