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Mets Morning News: Mets’ playoff hopes are alive for at least one more day

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets defeated the Nationals yesterday by a score of 3-2. Dom Smith went 3-5 with a double, and David Peterson threw seven solid innings in what will definitely be his final outing of the season.

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Michael Conforto’s 2020 season is officially over as a result of his hamstring injury. He has been placed on the IL, and Luis Guillorme will take his place on the roster.

Missing the playoffs in 2020 is one of the great failures in Mets history.

Steve Cohen has hired former Mets GM Sandy Alderson to be the team’s president, assuming he gets approved by MLB owners to take control of the team.

Alderson’s return to Flushing is a complete shakeup for the Mets, and give him a chance to take care of unfinished business.

Alderson may finally get the chance to run the Mets without the Wilpon’s meddling.

Brodie Van Wagenen released a statement on Steve Cohen’s plan to hire Sandy Alderson as Mets team president.

David Peterson finished the season just shy of graduating from rookie eligibility, but the rules may change as a result of the shorter season.

Dom Smith’s 21 doubles are the most in Mets history through 60 games.

Around the National League East

The Marlins have boosted their playoff hopes slightly by beating the Braves yesterday. The Marlins could clinch a playoff birth at Yankee Stadium.

Alec Bohm may have a chance of winning the NL Rookie of the Year award.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB has finalized a new seven-year rights extension with Turner Sports through 2028.

Only one team has followed the league’s protocol for testing essential workers “as a public service.”

Trevor Bauer should just admit it.

Alex Gordon has informed the Royals that he will be retiring from baseball.

Columbia has a case to become baseball’s next juggernaut in the future.

How would having empty ballparks have affected MLB history?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane discussed the return of Sandy Alderson as Mets team president.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1977, a plan for Shea Stadium to expand to 90,000 seats was scuttled, when the 1984 Olympic games were awarded to Los Angeles instead of New York.