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Mets Morning News: Changes are a-comin’

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

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Meet the Mets

While Steve Cohen’s apparent desire to beef up the analytics department is welcome news, history tells us that the hiring of an analytics-minded GM is not necessarily a guarantee for success.

Cohen has a couple of different options to choose from if he wants to immediately open his wallet, and there are pros and cons for each option.

More sources within the Mets organization continued to advocate for Luis Rojas to hang onto his job.

Jesse Orosco, who pitched for the Dodgers against the Mets in the 1988 NLCS, reminisced about coming into the series as an underdog in previewing the Yankees-Rays ALDS series.

Around the National League East

Fish Stripes argued that the Marlins should make a pitching change on their roster ahead of the NLDS series against the Braves.

The Braves are traveling to Houston for the NLDS today after having a final workout at their home ballpark yesterday.

The Phillies will have a new man in charge moving forward, as general manager Matt Klentak announced he would be stepping down and reassigned to another role in the organization.

Around Major League Baseball

Sports Illustrated examined each of the remaining teams in the postseason and explored the scenarios in which each one would emerge victorious. ranked all of the potential World Series matchups from most to least exciting.

There are a few relievers who have the potential to dominate a postseason series and lead their team to victory.

The teams in the Central Divisions did not impress in the first stage of the playoffs.

A lot is on the line for Aaron Boone as his Yankees get ready to face the Rays in the ALDS.

Veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli announced his retirement yesterday.

This Date in Mets History

Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel were both given the boot on this date in 2010.