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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom wins players (second) choice award, Mets have no Gold Glove finalists

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

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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.

Alex Rodriguez claims that he would have raised payroll to $225 million if he had been successful in buying the Mets.

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.”

Game Three of the World Series figures to be “a matchup of two bona fide starting pitchers.”

Virtually no one showed up at Globe Life Field for optional workouts yesterday.

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.

Jeff Luhnow either knew exactly, or knew generally, what the video room was doing in the Astros banging scandal, and chose to keep himself in the dark.

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).

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1986, the Mets lost game five of the World Series to the Red Sox to give the Sox a 3-2 series lead.