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Mets Morning News: Dominic Smith finalist for Hank Aaron award

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Mets Morning News

Dominic Smith was named as one of the finalists for the Hank Aaron award which is given to the top offensive contributor in each league.

Jacob deGrom was also named as a finalist for an award. He was nominated for the National League Players Choice Award for Most Outstanding Pitcher along with Yu Darvish and Trevor Bauer.

Luis Rojas faces an uncertain future but given the opportunity under the new regime he could be just the manager they are looking for.

It has already been reported that Sandy Alderson will be the President of Baseball Operations under Steve Cohen but there is a chance he could be the general manager as well.

The Mets’ decision to give up on Travis d’Arnaud certainly looks bad now that he is hitting but how much did it hurt them in the long run?

Jay Horwitz took a trip down memory lane to when the Mets hired Davey Johnson to be their manager.

Around the National League East

Kyle Wright was a disaster for the Braves, as they suffered an embarrassing 15-3 loss at the hands of the Dodgers.

Miguel Rojas had another solid season for the Marlins and emerged as one of the leaders in the clubhouse.

J.T. Realmuto is unquestionably one of the top free agents on the market, but given his age and position what can reasonably expected from him as he ages into his 30s?

After a disappointing season, the Nationals are parting ways with a few members of their coaching staff including pitching coach Paul Menhart, third base coach Chip Hale, and hitting coach Kevin Long.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros defeated the Rays to win their first game of the series but are still down 2-1.

Despite being scratched from his Game 2 start, Clayton Kershaw should be good to go to start Game 4.

Korean superstar Ha-seong Kim is looking to make the jump to Major League Baseball next season.

The White Sox received permission from the Angels to interview Tony La Russa for their vacant managerial position.

Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman met with the media to discuss all of the questions that are currently surrounding the Yankees given their early exit from the playoffs.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, how both Marcus Stroman and Trevor Bauer are viewed by both fans and media alike was discussed.

Robert Wolff took a look back at the epic NLCS battle with the Astros in 1986.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2015, Jacob deGrom proved his mettle against the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLDS. Despite having zero command of all of his pitches he battled the Dodgers for six innings and Daniel Murphy did the rest to take down their formidable opponent and move on the the NLCS.