Meet the Mets
Steve Cohen’s pending purchase likely won’t be pending much longer.
With the sale looking more and more like a sure thing, Jeff Wilpon held a Zoom call with Mets employees to essentially say goodbye and share the few highs and plentiful lows of his tenure as owner. I can think of quite a few things I would like to say to Jeff if I were on a goodbye call with him.
During the call, Jeff shouted out some of the team’s longtime employees, including Jay Horwitz.
There have been some rumblings about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio coming in the way of a potential sale. He gave a cagey response to the rumors, saying “This is something our law department is evaluating, we’re going to get to a resolution on this very quickly” before adding, “...the city always has to have a role when there is an ownership change. There’s a process for doing that, the law department is doing its due diligence right now.”
SNY asked fans to vote on whether they think Andres Gimenez or Amed Rosario should be the starting shortstop in 2021. They neglected to include Francisco Lindor as an option.
Around the National League East
There are a lot of questions for Phillies heading into the offseason, which the Philadelphia Inquirer attempted to answer.
Around Major League Baseball
There is a lightness to Kershaw this October.
The future Hall of Fame left-hander’s epic playoff redemption is almost complete.
Ken Davidoff wonders if Los Angeles is making the right choice starting Tony Gonsolin in Game 6 with a chance to put an end to the series.
In Joel Sherman’s view, a competitive and entertaining World Series has been a great gift to fans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As MLB ponders what to do with the 2021 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred is claiming that the league is facing $8.3 billion in debt. In my opinion, MLB should stop purchasing avocado toast and should pull themselves up by the bootstraps.
Baseball Prospectus looked at the 2020 season in inequality. (Paywall Alert)
Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III claimed it’s “probably too early” to tell what the St. Louis payroll will look like next year. This puts Adam Wainwright’s and Yadier Molina’s respective futures with the club in doubt.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane covered the team claiming Robel Garcia off waivers and DFAing Ryan Cordell.
In Episode 85 of From Complex to Queens, the crew looks at Brodie Van Wagenen’s tenure at the helm.
This Date in Mets History
In a moment that brought roughly as much joy to Mets fans as the day we found out about the Wilpons selling, the 1986 Mets finished off the Red Sox to win the second World Series in franchise history on this date.