June 18, 2021

Mets Morning News: The coaching staff search continues (Amazin’ Avenue)

Meet the Mets

News continues to trickle out about the Mets’ search for Carlos Beltran’s coaching staff, as the team reportedly interviewed Gil Patterson—who has served as a coach in the Athletics and Yankees organizations—for the pitching coach job.

The team has also met with veteran coach Joey Cora multiple times about the bench coach position.

Zack Wheeler’s market continues to expand, as the Reds reportedly have interest in the free agent starter.

Pete Alonso and some of the other 2019 Met rookies discussed what they learned in their first major league season (paywall alert).

The Drew Gagnon era is officially over, as the Mets have released the righty relief pitcher.

Around the National League East

A judgment came down in the case between the Nationals and MASN over how much the former should be paid for television rights for 2012 to 2016. The ruling would grant the Nationals over $99 million.

The Phillies look to be active in free agency, as they are reportedly interested in both Madison Bumgarner and Didi Gregorius.

Might the Marlins take a look at the recently DFA’d Greg Bird?

Around Major League Baseball

Rob Manfred pushed back against recent reports…

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