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Mets Morning News: Mets rebuffed by Gomes, Harris, and Bendix as front office search continues

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

San Francisco Giants’ new general manager Scott Harris (l to r) speaks during a news conference with president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi in the Nick Peters Media Interview Room at Oracle Park on Monday, November 11, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo By Lea Suzuki/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets continue to speak to young executives around the league, including Giants GM Scott Harris, Dodgers assistant GM Brandon Gomes, and Rays executive Peter Bendix, but they have been rebuffed by all three.

Mets owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy Alderson have given Zack Scott no assurances on his future status within the organization, as they wait for his legal situation to play out, reports Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News.

Danny Abriano of SNY maps out the moves he thinks the Mets should make—and the ones they should not make—this offseason.

Tim Britton of The Athletic takes a look at what Michael Conforto’s free agent market might look like this offseason.

Jay Horwitz recounted the experience, moment by moment, of watching the Mets’ improbable Game 6 comeback in the 1986 World Series.

The Mets have one finalist for the Silver Slugger Award. It’s Jacob deGrom.

Around the National League East

Now facing off against the team that drafted him in the World Series, Dusty Baker was molded by Hank Aaron above all others. Tyler Kepner of the New York Times takes a look back at their relationship.

ESPN published their preview of the Braves vs. Astros 2021 World Series.

Dansby Swanson and Alex Bregman—picked first and second in the 2015 draft—now face off against each other in the World Series.

The Phillies have rehired Bobby Dickerson as their infield coach.

Both J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper were named finalists for the Silver Slugger.

MASN published their review of Patrick Corbin’s season.

And Federal Baseball reviewed Tanner Rainey’s season, which was marred by injury.

Fish Stripes took a look back at (former Mets legend) Joe Panik’s season, as well as Zach Pop’s rookie year.

Around Major League Baseball

While still popular, baseball has struggled for years to attract a younger and more diverse audience. David Waldstein of the New York Times explores the ways in which baseball is trying to fight its way back into the cultural consciousness.

The umpires for the World Series were announced yesterday.

Anything can happen in the postseason. And the 2021 postseason is proof of just that, writes Joel Sherman of the Post.

Sherman also wrote a piece chiding the black and white view people take of the Astros—love or hate only.

Ken Griffey Jr. has bought shares in the Mariners franchise, becoming the first former Seattle player to join the Mariners Partnership Group.

The Padres have interviewed former Mets manager Luis Rojas for their managerial opening.

Anthony Rizzo is reportedly “quite eager” to re-sign with the Yankees.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The From Complex to Queens crew reviewed the 2021 Syracuse Mets.

Linda Surovich reviewed Joey Lucchesi’s season and Grace Carbone reviewed Dominic Smith’s season—two players whose seasons were affected by injuries to different degrees.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets lost the decisive Game 5 of the 2000 World Series on this date on a tie-breaking single off a tiring Al Leiter by Luis Sojo in the top of the ninth inning.