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Mets Morning News: Cohen to pay Citi Field employees this offseason

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

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Meet the Mets

Steve Cohen plans to pay each Citi Field employee who did not work a single game during the 2020 pandemic $500 a month this offseason if he is approved as owner.

Brett Baty spoke about his experience at the 2020 Alternate Site, where he was able to have access to players in the big leagues.

It’s ‘surreal’ for the designer of Pete Alonso’s 9/11 cleats to see the Mets team wear his design.

If Francisco Lindor hits the trade market, the Mets are at the top of the list for potential suitors for the shortstop.

Around the National League East

The Braves tried their best to let the Dodgers come back and tie the game in the ninth inning, but still held on to get the win 8-7 and go up 2-0 in the NLCS.

Federal Baseball thinks J.T. Realmuto should be at the top of the Nationals’ wishlist this offseason.

Around Major League Baseball

The Rays scored five runs in the sixth inning on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Astros to go up 3-0 in the ALCS.

Jose Altuve’s home run in last nights game tied him for seventh most postseason home runs in MLB history.

Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his Game 2 start against the Braves with back spasms. Manager Dave Roberts said it is still likely Kershaw pitches at some point in the series.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he was “very disappointed” in the Yankees early playoff exit and apologized to the fans for it.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane looked back at the Mets’ 1973 NLCS victory over the Reds.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1973, the Mets won Game 2 of the World Series against the A’s, tying up the series 1-1.