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Mets Morning News: Cut the Shildt

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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 are interested in bringing back Jonathan Villar for the 2022 season, first reported by Tenchy Rodriguez.

Around the National League East

The Braves will host the Dodgers for Game 1 of the NLCS, scheduled for this Saturday at 1:00 PM.

Fish Stripes examined Jordan Holloway’s mercurial 2021 season.

The Good Phight lamented Chase Anderson’s unfortunate campaign.

Around Major League Baseball

The Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1 in Game 5 of the NLDS to advance to the NLCS against the Braves. Cody Bellinger hit the go-ahead RBI in the top of the ninth inning, and Max Scherzer closed the game on a controversial strike-three call on Wilmer Flores.

The Cardinals fired manager Mike Shildt. He had been the team’s manager since 2018.

The Yankees will not renew the contract on hitting coach Marcus Thames.

Trey Mancini received a medical scare this June post-cancer recovery, and wants to share the info as a message to other cancer survivors.

Doug Glanville reacted to Jim Kaat’s racist remark on Yoan Moncada and posited how he might have reacted in the moment as a Black broadcaster.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison analyzed a mostly solid Mets infield corps from this past season.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets won the pennant by beating the Astros in Game 6 of the 1986 NLCS on this date. They proceeded to tear up an airplane and then win the World Series.

The Mets also beat the Cubs 4-2 in the opening game of the NLCS six years ago today.