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Jacob deGrom Wins 2nd Consecutive NL Cy Young Award

Nov 13, 2019 10:22 PM

Jacob deGrom has won his second straight Cy Young award, receiving 29 of 30 first place votes.

DeGrom, 31, joins Randy Johnson, Tim Lincecum, Clayton Kershaw, Scherzer, Greg Maddux and Sandy Koufax on the list of NL back-to-back winner.

Hyun-Jin Ryu finished second in voting.

"I feel like I was trying to better what I did in 2018," deGrom said Wednesday. "I think that was something I struggled with to start this year, was kind of dwelling on what happened last year. Kind of not focusing on the task ahead as much as I probably should have."

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Mets Hire Carlos Beltran As Manager

Nov 1, 2019 11:04 PM

The New York Mets have hired former All-Star Carlos Beltran as their new manager, the team announced Friday evening.

Beltran's deal is for three years with an option for a fourth season. A news conference is planned for Monday.

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Sources: Mets To Hire Carlos Beltran As Manager

Nov 1, 2019 4:10 PM

The New York Mets plan to hire Carlos Beltran as the team's new manager, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Beltran spent parts of seven of his 20 MLB seasons with the Mets and will replace Mickey Callaway in the dugout.

News of the hiring was first reported by MLB.com.

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A.J. Hinch Unlikely To Leave Astros For Mets

Nov 1, 2019 7:50 AM

A.J. Hinch is close with New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, but it's unlikely that he'll leave the Houston Astros this offseason.

The Mets are still looking for a manager.

There is tension within the Astros organization after they lost to the Washington Nationals in the World Series and Gerrit Cole is likely to leave via free agency.

However, Hinch's family is based in Houston and he's expected to remain with the club.

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Mickey Callaway Joins Angels As Pitching Coach

Oct 26, 2019 6:28 PM

It didn't take long for former Mets manager Mickey Callaway to land his next position: He is joining new Angels skipper Joe Maddon's staff as the pitching coach, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. The team has not commented.

Callaway served as pitching coach for the Indians from 2013-17, drawing particular acclaim in '16, when Cleveland won the American League pennant.

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Carlos Beltran Only Interested In Managing Mets

Oct 14, 2019 1:31 AM

Former big league outfielder Carlos Beltrán wants to manage the Mets and only the Mets.

Speaking to reporters before Game 2 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Astros at Minute Maid Park, Beltrán, who currently serves as a special advisor with the Yankees, did not specify how far along he is in the interview process with the club but stressed that he’s interested in the job in New York and no other managerial vacancies because he lives in the state and “it’s just the right fit for me.”

“I have to consider it, because at the end of the day, I feel like I played long enough to learn the game and I do feel that I have a lot of things to contribute in the clubhouse,” Beltrán said. “Yes, the experience is not there because I have not done it, but I do believe it’s something that with the opportunity, I can learn.”

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Mets To Interview Joe Girardi, Carlos Beltran

Oct 10, 2019 7:54 AM

The New York Mets are looking for a new manager and will reportedly interview Joe Girardi and Carlos Beltran.

Arizona Diamondbacks farm director Mike Bell is also expected to receive a meeting for the job.

The Mets fired Mickey Callaway after the season.

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Mets Fire Mickey Callaway As Manager

Oct 3, 2019 2:27 PM

The New York Mets have fired Mickey Callaway as manager.

The Mets had an 86-76 record fueled by a second half surge.

"We want to thank Mickey for his consistent work ethic and dedication over the last two seasons and I'm certain these characteristics will serve him well in his next opportunity," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement. "A decision like this is never easy. However, we believe it is in the best interest of the franchise at this time."

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Pete Alonso Breaks MLB Rookie Record With 53rd HR

Sep 29, 2019 12:18 AM

Mets slugger Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run of the season Saturday night, breaking the MLB rookie record Yankees star Aaron Judge set in 2017.

A 24-year-old who debuted on Opening Day, Alonso launched a 93 mph fastball on a 1-2 count from Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz just to the right of straightaway center field. The solo shot gave New York a 3-0 lead in the third inning, which would hold as the final score.

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Brewers Clinch Playoff Berth, Eliminate Cubs, Mets

Sep 26, 2019 7:28 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers clinched a postseason berth on Wednesday, eliminating both the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets in the process.

The Brewers have been red-hot in September, winning 19 games. They stand at 88-70 after being just three games over .500 on Sept. 5.

"What we just accomplished is really against all odds," Ryan Braun said. "Incredibly difficult to do what we just did. I think we're 17-2 in our last 19 games. We've had so many guys contribute, so many special moments. We obviously enjoyed playing this month."

Milwaukee lost National League MVP candidate Christian Yelich to a fractured kneecap Sept. 10.

The Brewers have now made the postseason four times in the past 12 seasons.

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Joe Espada Could Be Candidate To Manage Mets

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Yankees' Interest In Marcus Stroman Wasn't Very High

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Pete Alonso Shaves Mustache Midgame

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Wilson Ramos Likely To Continue Catching Noah Syndergaard

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Noah Syndergaard Unhappy Pitching To Wilson Ramos

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Mets Activate Jed Lowrie For First Time This Season

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Robinson Cano To Return From Torn Hamstring

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Wally Backman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

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Mets Activate Jeff McNeil From IL

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Mets Strike Out 26 In 14 Innings To Tie MLB Record

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Pete Alonso Breaks Rookie Mark With 40th Home Run

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Pete Alonso Ties NL Record For Rookie Home Runs
The Mets defeated the Braves 10-8 on Thursday night and Pete Alonso made history in the process.

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Mets Sign Joe Panik For Stretch Run
He'll likely help cover the absence of Robinson Cano at second base.

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Edwin Diaz May Lose Job As Mets' Closer
The Mets have stuck with Edwin Diaz for months, but the reliever may be losing his grip on his role as the club's closer.

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Robinson Cano To Have MRI After Hurting Hamstring
Robinson Cano is headed for an MRI after limping off the field on Sunday with a strained left hamstring.

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Mets Decide To Stand Pat At Deadline
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said the team's focus "is simply to try and win now, and to win in the future."

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Noah Syndergaard Confident He'll Stay With Mets
Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard went 7 1/3 strong innings on Tuesday night.

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Phillies Acquire Jason Vargas From Mets
The Mets received minor league catcher Austin Bossart in the deal with the Phillies.

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Sources: Blue Jays Trade Marcus Stroman To Mets For Pitching Prospects
The Blue Jays will receive pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson in the deal with the Mets.

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Mets Now Hoping To Trade Noah Syndergaard
The Mets have moved beyond listening to offers for Noah Syndergaard and are hoping to trade him before next week's deadline, according to a report.

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