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Mets Morning News: Fruitless front office forage moves forward

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets are shifting their focus to finding a new general manager instead of a president of baseball operations, and there are a few different candidates they may have initial interest in.

Another name who may be on the team’s radar: Red Sox executive vice president and assistant general manager Raquel Ferreira.

Steve Cohen will soon find another way to make Mets fans penniless and sad, as he is in talks about adding a casino near Citi Field.

The Mets made some roster moves yesterday, as José Martínez, Corey Oswalt, José Peraza, and Robert Stock became free agents after declining assignments to Triple-A Syracuse.

Following a disappointing and injury-shortened season, David Peterson appears to be on track to be ready for spring training.

Baseball America updated their list of top ten prospects in the Mets’ farm system.

Around the National League East

Ian Anderson threw five hitless innings, and the Braves got runs on an Austin Riley RBI double and a Travis d’Arnaud solo homer to defeat the Astros 2-0 in Game of the World Series to once again take the lead in the series.

Jeff Passan argued that the Braves should finally do the right thing and abandon the tomahawk chop.

The Braves found time in-between racist chants to pay tribute to Hall of Fame slugger and civil rights icon Henry Aaron.

The Good Phight contemplated J.T. Realmuto’s chances at winning the Silver Slugger award.

New hitting coach Darnell Coles discussed his plans for the 2022 Nationals.

Marlins pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. opened up about his battle with cancer during the 2021 season.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros and Braves have been led by their homegrown talent, as has often been the case for the teams who have made it to the World Series in recent years.

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post argued that Rob Manfred should stop his fruitless attempt to avoid politics.

Amidst all the wonderful moments we’ve seen in the World Series in past years, we’ve also seen plenty of moments that have haunted fans on the losing side.

Following a season in which he made his triumphant return from cancer treatment, Trey Mancini has been awarded the 2021 Players Choice Award for AL Comeback Player.

Albert Pujols is not ready to retire just yet, as the veteran slugger is preparing to play in the Dominican Republic this winter.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian Salvatore reviewed the partial season that Brad Hand spent with the Mets in 2021.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets played their first World Series game in Citi Field history and secured what would turn out to be their only win in the series with a 9-3 victory over the Royals on this date in 2015.