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Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets and Yankees played a close game yesterday afternoon, but the Yankees came out on top after former Yankee Dellin Betances had a very bad inning in the bottom of the ninth. A wild pitch by Betances gave the Yankees a walk-off win.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are disappointed that their group’s attempt to buy the Mets was unsuccessful. One factor in that group’s unsuccessful attempt could be attributed to consulation with disgraced former Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow.
Steve Cohen, who is expected to buy the Mets, reportedly has the votes among other team owners to become the Mets’ new owner. Cohen was never letting the Mets get away, writes Joel Sherman. And David Lennon writes that money won’t hold the Mets back under Cohen.
The Wilpons are still planning to keep a 5 percent stake in the Mets in the sale to Cohen.
In addition to being a leader off the field, Dom Smith has been a leader for the Mets with his play on the field.
Around the National League East
The Marlins were shut out by the Rays. And it sounds like Don Mattingly isn’t thrilled that the Mets and Marlins will make up their Thursday night game—which their players chose not to play in protest of racial and social injustice—tomorrow at Citi Field.
Speaking of the Phillies, reliever David Roberston has been shut down from throwing for six weeks and will not appear for the team this year.
Around Major League Baseball
Before the Subway Series game yesterday, the Yankees activated DJ LeMahieu from the injured list and optioned Miguel Andujar to their alternate site.
Forbes has a piece about what free agency might look like this winter as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MLB.tv is free to watch today, though archaic blackout restrictions still apply.
Also in California, the Dodgers called up Gavin Lux, one of their top prospects.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa took a look at the state of the Mets’ system at shortstop—a position at which they’re loaded.