Meet the Mets
Yeah, the Mets might’ve gotten their faces bashed in by the Nationals, securing a tie with the defending World Series Champs for last place in the NL East, but it was also the last game of the Wilpon Era...so who cares!?
With the days of Fred and Jeff coming to a close, no question will define their reign more than the simple “what if?”
Naturally, with a new owner coming into the picture, there are questions that will need to be answered as the offseason comes and goes.
Coming off of his first season, albeit abbreviated, manager Luis Rojas is confident that he will return to the top steps of the dugout in 2021.
Brandon Nimmo also seems to be happy with Steve Cohen’s eventual ownership of the Mets.
There was no better ending to the Wilpon years than a disappointing team full of stars falling below expectations and getting sliced and diced on the last day of the season.
Around the National League East
During the game, Jose Urena was hit with a comebacker that broke his arm and will end his season.
After the game, Bryce Harper expressed his desire to see JT Realmuto on the Phillies for the foreseeable future.
Pablo Sandoval is a Brave now! That’s it, that’s the news.
Around Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball announced the schedule for the first two games of all of their Wild Card Series and...it’s A LOT.
The World Series Champion is yet to be determined, but the Cubs have won the COVID Cup for excellence in disease prevention.
Folks, we’ve had postseasons before, tremendous postseasons, but in baseball history, or maybe any history, we haven’t seen anything like the postseason we will be seeing this October.
The Royals said goodbye to the retiring Alex Gordon, but I don’t recommend reading about his career past the conclusion of the 2015 ALCS. Trust me, it’s not worth it.
With the major league season ending, outgoing MiLB president Pat O’Conner sat down for a Q&A with The Athletic on the future of the leagues he oversaw.
Five years into his time as Angels general manager, Billy Eppler has been fired by the club and the search for a new head of the team will be conducted this offseason.
You may find yourself asking “Where’s Hunter...Pence?” and I’m here to tell you that he has joined the Beautiful Boaters and taken to McCovey Cove.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2008, much like today, Mets fans said goodbye to a part of their past and looked forward to the promise of the future as Shea Stadium closed its doors for the last time.