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Mets Morning News: Sandy Alderson discusses upcoming offseason, Mets lose late to Marlins

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

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Meet the Mets

Taijuan Walker pitched one of his best games as a Met but unfortunately the bullpen could not hold the lead and both the Mets and Walker did not walk away with the win. However, Michael Conforto blasted a very long home run in what could be one of his last games in the orange and blue.

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Before the game the Mets placed Tomás Nido on the injured list and recalled Patrick Mazeika.

With a long offseason looming, Sandy Alderson met with the media to discuss all of the upcoming decisions this organization will have to make including Luis Rojas and the front office.

Rojas for his part knows his future is up in the air but is at peace with whatever the Mets decide.

Of course decisions will need to be made about upcoming free agents as well, specifically Michael Conforto, Javier Báez, and Marcus Stroman.

In typical Alderson fashion he spoke at length without saying much at all which is not what this organization needs right now.

There are three key areas Steve Cohen must address if this organization has any hope of turning it around.

While hiring a new president of baseball operations is a critical need, it is not one the Mets can afford to rush into and should take their time to make sure they hire the right person.

With Jacob deGrom’s season prematurely at an end there remains the bittersweetness of what could have been.

Around the National League East

The Braves are now just one win away from clinching the division after defeating the Phillies 7-2.

The Marlins and Mets are both closer to going home at the end of the season but Miguel Rojas put and end to Miami’s losing streak with a hit off Seth Lugo to lead the Marlins to victory.

The Phillies’ playoff hopes have all but evaporated with their loss to the Braves.

The Nationals lost 10-5 to the Rockies in a battle of another two teams with uncertain futures.

Around Major League Baseball

Brewers reliever Devin Williams punched a wall during Milwaukee's celebration after clinching a playoff spot and will now miss the playoffs with a fractured hand.

The Blue Jays defeated the Yankees to cut into their tenuous hold on the Wild Card.

The loss could be doubly painful for the Yankees who lost Joey Gallo after he was hit on the hand with a pitch and will be sent for x-rays.

With the Rays win, they clinched home field advantage as the number one seed in the American League.

Trevor Story said goodbye to the the home crowd at Coors in an emotional final game at home before free agency.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Episode 104 of A Pod of Their Own was a live broadcast from the Dollars For Dingers Event.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2007 absolutely nothing happened. Don’t look it up. Take my word for it.