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Mets Morning News: Carlos Carrasco undergoes elbow surgery

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Meet the Mets

Carlos Carrasco underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment from his right elbow that had been bothering him during the season. If all goes well he should be ready for spring training.

While Carrasco should be ready for next season, it is still not great news for a rotation that already has quite a few question marks surrounding it.

Nick Castellanos and Marcus Semien are both free agents but should the Mets have them on their radar this offseason?

The Mets are seemingly having a hard time finding candidates interested in their vacant president of baseball operations position and the reason might lie at both Steve Cohen and Sandy Alderson’s feet.

So now what options do the Mets have since all of the top candidates are out and the Winter Meetings are scheduled to begin November 9?

Brett Baty has been on fire since the Arizona Fall League started and he was given Hitter of the Week honors for his efforts.

Jeremy Barnes oversaw the team’s farm system last season and he weighed in on the team’s top prospects and what changes can be implemented to help the system going forward.

Around the National League East

The Braves are one win away from advancing to the World Series after defeating the Dodgers 9-2 in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Fish Stripes reviewed the seasons of Sandy León and Anthony Bass.

The Phillies had an opportunity at the trade deadline to go for it but they failed where the Braves succeeded.

Long Island native Kyle McGowin had an injury plagued season for the Nationals in 2021.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros are now up three games to two after taking down the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS.

The playoff games this year have been running over four hours long which is not a great way to attract new viewers and perhaps a pitch clock could be the solution.

The ramifications of the Mookie Betts trade are still being felt in the playoffs over a year later.

The Brewers fired hitting coach Andy Haines after their offense struggled mightily in the playoff loss to the Braves.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis reviewed Albert Almora Jr.’s lackluster season.

The Mets never really went after JT Realmuto and pivoted instead to James McCann and that move proved to be disastrous writes David Capobianco.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets were National League champions on this date in 2015. Led by Daniel Murphy yet again, the Mets finished off a sweep of the Cubs and were headed to the World Series.