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Mets Morning News: World Series matchup is set

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

World Series Workout Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

In case you missed it, Brian Sabean is very interested in running baseball operations for the Mets, and everyone continues writing about it.

Tim Healey examined five possibilities for the club’s head of baseball operations.

If Dusty Baker leaves his current role managing the AL Champion Astros, David Lennon believes that the Mets should waste no time in hiring him.

Speaking of Mets’ skippers, the New York Times profiled Bobby Valentine’s ongoing campaign to become the next mayor of Stamford, Connecticut.

Taijuan Walker is the latest Met to join the world of Twitch.

Around the National League East

The Braves defeated the Dodgers 4-2 to win the National League Pennant and secure their first trip to the World Series since 1999.

Eddie Rosario, who came over from Cleveland in exchange for Pablo Sandoval and cash considerations and was still on the injured list when he was traded, was named NLCS MVP after hitting .560/.607/1.040 with three home runs. He also set an LCS record with two four-hit games. His two-out, three-run homer in the fourth inning was the difference in Game 6.

ESPN’s Bradford Doolittle broke down how Atlanta stunned Los Angeles to win the series.

In order to get to where they are now, Atlanta had to overcome the loss of Ronald Acuña Jr.

The Good Phight turned in their report card for Adam Haseley’s 2021 campaign.

Federal Baseball tried to predict what Nationals fans could reasonably expect from Stephen Strasburg in 2022.

Around Major League Baseball

Andrew Simon explored some of the top postseason moments for both the Braves and the Astros, who will meet in the World Series for the first time.

Joel Sherman discussed the difficulty in building a dynasty, something the Dodgers experienced with their Game 6 loss last night. 25 years ago to the day yesterday, the Braves held a six-run lead over the Yankees and were 12 outs away from a 3-1 series lead, but they blew the game and eventually lost the series in six. Atlanta never did build their dynasty, despite many more postseason berths.

Max Scherzer was unable to make his Game 6 start because he “overcooked” his arm with his earlier postseason work.

Los Angeles’ unconventional pitching moves snowballed throughout the postseason, which got them to where they were but then hurt them last night.

The Astros remain unfazed by their detractors en route to their third AL Pennant in five years.

Jeff Passan is here to remind you that, love them or hate them, the Astros are very good.

The Astros are playing the villains, and they are here to win, writes Hannah Keyser.

Houston heads in to the World Series as the perfect MLB villains.

Sarah Langs shared seven incredible facts about Baker’s return to the World Series, 19 years after he made it with the Giants.

Despite losing the ALCS in six games, Ken Davidoff believes the Red Sox have a lot of assets that should concern their rivals.

Boston was not expected to be here, but an ALCS loss leaves them to lament what could have been.

Bleacher Report picked the biggest postseason home run for all 30 major league clubs.

Anthony Castrovince wrote about the ten biggest upsets (by winning percentage) in postseason history.

Jon Gray has reportedly rejected an extension offer from the Rockies.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets defeated the Yankees in Game 3 of the World Series on this date in 2000. The win broke the Yankees’ 14-game World Series winning streak, and stands as the final Fall Classic victory the Mets celebrated at Shea Stadium.