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Mets Morning News: Up in Smoke

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

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets game wasn’t good at all so instead I’ll point you towards the fire and smoke outside of Citi Field which were much more entertaining to watch.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, ESPN, MLB.com, Newsday, Post.

Old Friend and former tweeter Sandy Alderson is likely returning to the Mets front office in some capacity under the ownership of Steve Cohen.

While SNY will most likely remain under control of the Wilpons, the Mets’ three minor league clubs will be sold along with the team.

In the most predictable piece of news ever, Travis d’Arnaud has become the Pat Burrell of Daniel Murphys.

In a pair updates to be named now, the Mets announced that Victor Gonzalez would be heading to Baltimore as a part of the Miguel Castro trade and Stephen Villines is heading to the Rangers to complete the Ariel Jurado deal.

Deciding that two straight Cy Youngs weren’t enough, Jacob deGrom has reinvented himself and become the heir to the throne of R.A. Dickey.

Just in case you weren’t happy enough with Steve Cohen’s successful bid to buy the Mets, Jon Heyman revealed that the Alex Rodriguez administration would’ve kept Sentient Cardigan Jeff Wilpon around in a senior role.

Around the National League East

The Marlins continued their march towards a playoff spot as they edged out Max Scherzer and the Nationals in a 2-1 contest.

Surprise! There was a game two that was being made up from early-August and the Nationals stomped the Marlins on their way to a 15-0 triumph.

Double Surprise! There was a game thr—no actually I’m joking there wasn’t, but there was a Phillies game where they lost 6-3 to the Buffalo Blue Jays.

Around Major League Baseball

The Tampa Bay Rays are calling up top prospect Wander Franco [a man in a black suit approaches me and whispers in my ear] oh, well then, actually the Rays aren’t calling up Wander Franco.

In exchange for international signing bonus slots, the Pirates sent the totally real person, Connoe Loeprich, to the Orioles.

The San Diego Padres have made the playoffs for the first time since Mike Piazza and Mike Cameron were in their starting lineup.

The first list of potential Gardenhirees to replace Ron Gardenhire in the role of Tigers’ manager has been revealed.

To welcome Daniel Mengden back from the COVID-19 list, the Oakland Athletics designated him for assignment immediately.

The Minnesota Twins made their first appearance on Sunday Night Baseball since 2010!

According to Joey Votto, the lads are nude in the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse.

A dude managed to sneak into Fenway Park, started throwing things, and yelling from atop the Green Monster.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2001, Mike Piazza hit his career-defining home run in the first New York sporting event since 9/11.