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Mets Morning News: Rangers win Game 7, Diamondbacks force Game 7

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Meet the Mets

Craig Counsell is not averse to coming to New York.

Kodai Senga could try recruiting Yoshinobu Yamamoto to join the Mets.

Cody Bellinger is also a ‘strong fit’ to join the Mets.

Around the National League East

With the help of an early outburst and stellar pitching, the Diamondbacks forced a Game 7 in the NLCS by quieting the Phillies 5-1.

This will be the first Game 7 in the 140-year history of the Phillies.

Zack Wheeler says he can pitch out of the bullpen if need be in Game 7.

Around Major League Baseball

The Rangers advanced to the World Series for the first time in twelve years with a resounding 11-4 victory over the Astros.

Not that there was any doubt, but Adolis García was named ALCS MVP for the Rangers.

Bruce Bochy, who has never lost a Game 7 in his managerial career, is taking his third club to the World Series as skipper. Here’s a rundown of his impressive career.

Dusty Baker has told multiple people that he is done managing.

MLB upheld Bryan Abreu’s two-game suspension, but the Houston reliever will serve it to start the 2024 season.

Texas will have home field advantage beginning on Friday, thanks to having a better regular season record than the Diamondbacks. and thanks to taking the regular season series against the Phillies.

Attorneys in several states have called on MLB to end MLB’s antitrust exemption.

Arizona made history with their back-to-back homers in Game 6.

Ketel Marte tied Marquis Grissom for the longest hitting streak to begin a postseason career by extending his streak to 15 games.

Longtime MLB catcher Stephen Vogt has emerged as a candidate to manage Cleveland.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane recapped Drew Smith’s rocky 2023 campaign.

Steve Sypa offered an update on week 3 in the Arizona Fall League.

The crew discussed the top catchers in the team’s farm system in Episode 247 of From Complex to Queens.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets won Game 3 of the World Series on this date in 2000, halting the Yankees’ Fall Classic winning streak at 14—a stretch that dated back to 1996.