Meet the Mets
Jacob deGrom was a runner-up for the MLBPA Players’ Choice NL Outstanding Pitcher Award. Trevor Bauer won this year’s award, with deGrom having won in both 2018 and 2019.
The Mets have no Gold Glove finalists for the fifth consecutive season, which is the longest streak of any MLB team. They haven’t had a player win a Gold Glove since Juan Lagares won in 2014.
The BBWAA announced the 2020 awards announcement schedule, with the Rookie of the Year award being schedule to be announced first on November 9th. Jacob deGrom will hopefully be announced the NL’s Cy Young Award winner on November 11th.
Jeff Idelson, the former president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, shared some of his favorite stories of Tom Seaver, among other Hall of Famers.
Around the National League East
Kevin Long will return to the Nationals in 2021, despite the team’s poor performance in 2020.
Freddie Freeman was awarded the top honor in the 2020 Player’s Choice Awards for the National League. Nelson Cruz was awarded the top honor in the American League.
Around Major League Baseball
As of now, it appears that the DH will not remain a National League fixture in 2021.
What should MLB do moving forward regarding the three “big rule changes implemented by pandemic baseball.”
World Series Game Two set another record for all-time low viewership.
Ken Davidoff discussed the impact of having fans in the stands for the World Series in the New York Post.
Yadier Molina claims that there is an MLB conspiracy to prevent him from catching Johnny Bench in Gold Gloves.
Sources report that Trevor Bauer will wind up with a contract somewhere around seven years, $245 million, although teams will have to accept that he’ll be a distraction at times.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore discussed the lack of recent Mets news on this week’s installment of Amazin Avenue Audio (The Show).