Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Anthony DiComo explored five questions facing the Mets this offseason.
Pat Ragazzo examined one key ingredient that was missing from the 2021 Mets.
Deesha Thosar believes the Mets would have benefited from a veteran manager last season.
Tim Britton tried to imagine what Marcus Stroman’s free agent market might look like.
Around the National League East
Atlanta pitchers have now tossed 19 consecutive shutout innings against Milwaukee.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution provided five takeaways from the Braves’ Game 3 victory.
Kevin Long is moving within the division, as the former Mets hitting coach will leave the Nationals and join Joe Girardi’s staff in Philadelphia. Long was on Girardi’s staff when he was the Yankees manager. He previously coached Bryce Harper when he was on Washington.
After getting off to a rough start with his new club, Josh Bell proved to be the offensive player that Washington expected.
Around Major League Baseball
MLB Trade Rumors projected what each arbitration-eligible player will make this winter.
It remains unclear whether Aaron Boone will return as Yankees skipper next season, with his contract expiring after the World Series. If he does leave the Bronx, the Padres could look to hire him as their next manager.
The Red Sox bounced the Rays from the playoffs with a 6-5 walk-off win in Game 4 of the ALDS. After scoring five runs in the third but letting Tampa Bay back into the game, Kiké Hernandez won it with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth. They are the first team to advance in the 2021 postseason.
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com looked at five reasons for Boston beating Tampa Bay in the ALDS.
Molly Burkhardt tried to determine who Boston should be rooting for between Chicago and Houston.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
I reviewed the rotation’s performance during the 2021 season.
Episode 137 of From Complex to Queens is here for your listening pleasure.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets dismantled the Dodgers 13-7 in the first postseason game in Citi Field history, which occured on this date in 2015. The big blast was a three-run shot off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes in the fourth inning, which gave New York a 10-3 lead and provided us with one of the most epic bat flips ever.