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Mets Morning News: Rejected

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

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Meet the Mets

Over the course of Wednesday morning, Brewers GM Matt Arnold was in the running for the Mets President of Baseball Operations job, then out of the running, then back in again, and then back out.

Shifting across the NL Central, the Mets asked Cardinals GM Michael Girsch about the Presidential opening in the front office, but like all who came before him, Girsch wasn’t interested.

Front office personnel may be hard to sign, but Javy Báez is incredibly easy!

Well versed in dealing with the damaging effects of Sandy, Chris Christie is working along with Sandy Alderson and others in Steve Cohen’s hunt for a front office.

Around the National League East

The Marlins signed infielder and de facto captain Miguel Rojas to a two year extension worth $10M.

Notable for more reasons than his top tier beard, Archie Bradley and his 2021 season were reviewed by The Good Phight.

You’ve seen Austin Riley putting Mets pitchers in the ground and hitting postseason walkoffs, but have you ever wondered how he got to where he is?

Tucker Davidson replaced Charlie Morton on the Braves’ World Series roster after Morton literally pitched through a broken leg.

Around Major League Baseball

In Game 2 of the 2021 World Series, the Astros scored early and often, scoring five runs in the first two innings of their eventual series-tying 7-2 win over the Braves.

Forty years after his final World Series game, Reggie Jackson is still playing an important role in (hopefully) bringing another diamond ring home.

Nelson Cruz was named the winner of the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award and honored on the field prior to last night’s World Series game.

Hitting his 22nd career postseason home run last night, Jose Altuve tied Bernie Williams and trails only Manny Ramirez and his 29 on the all time postseason home run list.

Speaking of postseason home runs, the ball Bill Mazeroski hit to win the 1960 World Series has been lost to time and some foliage in a scene that Hollywood is actually shockingly capable of writing.

Dominican Winter League games are now available on MLB TV for the first time ever, free of all blackout restrictions.

The National Congress of American Indians responded to Rob Manfred’s assertion that they are in favor of the Braves’ Tomahawk Chop and long story short, they do not agree.

Baseball as a whole may be alive and thriving, but starting pitchers, as prior generations have known them, have died.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1961 the construction of Shea Stadium was officially kicked off.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vas Drimalitis looked back on Marcus Stroman’s 2021 campaign, and Stroman himself was a fan of the coverage and the headline.

Episode 106 of A Pod of Their Own sees author Devin Gordon join the show to discuss his new book and the many failures of the New York Mets.