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Mets Morning News: Epstein steps down from Cubs, Mets search continues

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets’ request to interview Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns for the same role was denied.

Though the Mets (and Phillies) are aiming high to fill front office positions, their searches may prove to be difficult.

Ken Davidoff writes that the Mets search is far more complicated than just looking for a superstar.

Jon Morosi reported yesterday Rays executive Bobby Heck is under consideration to move into the Mets front office.

With the Class of 2021 Hall of Fame ballot now out, Anthony DiComo looked at the top 5 Mets players who are not in Cooperstown.

Around the National League East

The Nationals signed outfielder Yasmany Tomas to a minor league deal.

Kim Ng’s plan for the Miami Marlins is to win and change the reputation of the organization writes Daniel Roberts.

Talking Chop thinks that the signing of Drew Smyly is a good first step of the offseason for the Braves.

Around Major League Baseball

Cubs president Theo Epstein stepped down from his position on Tuesday. And while Epstein is now a free agent, he will be taking the 2021 season off, and is not a candidate for the Mets or Phillies front office openings.

Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger underwent surgery for his dislocated shoulder which he injured while celebrating a home run in Game 7 of the NLCS.

New Angels GM Perry Minasian said the team is ‘on the cusp’ of doing great things and that they will not rebuild.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis looked at how the 2021 Mets would shape up with and without the DH implemented in the NL.

Chris McShane covered the news that the Mets are potentially interested in Marcell Ozuna.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1985, Doc Gooden was named NL Cy Young winner.