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

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Meet the Mets

Gold Glove finalists were revealed yesterday, and while Marcus Stroman was snubbed a nomination, Francisco Lindor appeared on the shortlist.

Lindor would be the first Mets fielder since Juan Lagares in 2014 to win a Gold Glove award.

Former Mets owner Fred Wilpon started a $40 million scholarship fund for first-generation college students at the University of Michigan.

Former Mets minor leaguer Tyler Herron passed away yesterday.

Around the National League East

Yesterday’s SI Daily examined the racist undertones of the Atlanta Braves’ tomahawk chop and MLB’s complicity in upholding the tradition.

The Good Phight examined how great Bryce Harper’s great season was.

The Nationals named former Met Eric Young Jr. as their new first base coach.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB reinstated former Astros executive Brandon Taubman last year after his suspension related to the team’s sign-stealing scandal from 2017.

After a disappointing offensive season, the Twins hired former Dodgers minor-league hitting coach David Popkins to be their major-league hitting coach.

Rays’ reliever Nick Anderson will miss at least up to the 2022 All-Star Break after undergoing surgery on his throwing elbow.

Game 3 of the World Series begins tonight at 8:09 ET, with Luis García scheduled to start against Ian Anderson.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Dave reviewed Javy Báez’s eventful half-season in Flushing.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver won his first of three Cy Young Awards on this date in 1969.