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Mets Morning News: Return of the Alderson

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

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Meet the Mets

This Mets’ game last night, like much of the season, went like this: They trailed, came back and held on for a bit, but then spectacularly imploded. The loss clinched yet another losing record for the season, and they are one loss away from being eliminated from postseason contention. To top it off, despite not pitching, Jacob deGrom all but lost the Cy Young to Trevor Bauer. Smell you later, 2020 season. Smell you later forever.

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This morning, Steve Cohen announced that he intends to hire Sandy Alderson as Mets team president if his purchase of the team is approved by MLB owners.

Missing the playoffs in a year where half the teams make it is a huge failure for this team that had high expectations before the season began.

Before the game Michael Conforto met with the media and reiterated that he loves being a Met, but no real talks about a possible contract extension have taken place.

Edwin Diaz has been fantastic in the closer’s role and has established himself as the team’s closer despite having a hiccup earlier in the season.

Dellin Betances was activated before the game, and as the season winds down the team can use this time to see if he is a viable piece going forward.

Robinson Cano, Pete Alonso, JD Davis, and Jacob deGrom all wore custom cleats that will be auctioned off to help minor leaguers who are struggling right now.

Former Met Curtis Granderson will be part of TBS’s postseason broadcast, replacing Gary Sheffield.

Around the National League East

Max Fried exited the game early, but the Braves still powered past the Marlins 9-4.

The Phillies pummeled the Nationals 12-3. After signing with the Phillies last week, Greg Bird tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be on the team’s postseason roster.

The Nationals kept their spot in last place with the loss to the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball

No one believes Trevor Bauer should win the Cy Young more than Trevor Bauer, who struck out twelve and allowed just one run in eight innings last night.

Indians ace Shane Bieber wrapped up his presumptive Cy Young-winning season with another gem.

After missing a start, Mike Clevinger returned to the mound for the Padres and exited after one inning with biceps tightness.

Major League Baseball is taking steps to be more welcoming and inclusive to the LGBTQ community.

MLB is looking to partner with independent leagues while they continue their negotiations with the minors.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa took a look back at the Gaby Hernandez no-hitter which clinched a playoff berth for the Suns.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, a 6-0 win over the Cardinals clinched the pennant for the Miracle Mets.