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Mets Morning News: Sabey Sabes

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

Arizona Diamondbacks v. San Francisco Giants

Meet the Mets

Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News touted the idea of bringing on former Giants head Brian Sabean to lead the Mets’ front office.

John Harper agreed that the Mets should consider Sabean, and also suggested that they should try to bring former manager Bruce Bochy along with him.

The Mets have a number of different questions facing their starting rotation as they head into the offseason.

Tim Britton of The Athletic contemplated if the Mets would at some point be able to figure out how to use the pitcher-friendly confines of their home ballpark to their advantage.

Around the National League East

The New York Times wrote a profile of Ron Washington, who is currently serving as the Braves’ third base and infield coach.

Freddie Freeman is hoping that this may finally be the year that he is able to win a ring with the organization he’s spent his entire career with.

The Good Phight offered their vision for what they would like to see the Phillies do this offseason.

Fish Stripes reminisced about the most dominant wins the Marlins enjoyed this season.

Federal Baseball pondered whether it makes sense for the Nationals to go into next season with Carter Kieboom as their starting third baseman.

Around Major League Baseball

The Houston Astros are heading to the World Series for the third time in five seasons after beating the Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of the ALCS.

Yordan Alvarez was named MVP of the series after putting up a .522 average with a homer and five extra-base hits in these six games against the Red Sox.

Dusty Baker is getting another chance at winning a World Series almost two decades after the last time a team under his management made it there.

After experiencing a dead arm in his first start of the NLCS, it appears that Max Scherzer will not be starting Game 6 against the Braves.

David Price will be added to the Dodgers’ roster prior to Game 6.

MLB.com put together their list of the top twenty-five free agents this winter.

Baseball Prospectus wrote about the struggles the baseball community has with respecting the preferences that some players have for how to say or pronounce their names.

A group of officials will convene to determine whether to induct certain Negro League players into the Hall of Fame.

Shohei Ohtani was named Baseball America’s Player of the Year after his historic 2021 season.

Athletics pitcher Chriss Bassitt suggested that the Astros were far from the only team who were guilty of illicit sign stealing.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis reminisced on the magical moments that Patrick Mazeika enjoyed during the 2021 season.

Christian Romo discussed the injury-plagued 2021 campaign for Luis Guillorme.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets lost to the Reds and fell behind in the World Series 3-2—setting up the dramatic comeback when the series returned to Shea Stadium—on this date in 1986.