Chaos surrounded the Mets, among the postseason favorites once upon a spring, and as a devoted chronicler reported out the team's final month, he found that all the chemistry in the world couldn't stop the inevitable.
What's in store this postseason? Who has locked up awards voting? And which non-playoff team is best set up for 2022? Jeff Passan answers 20 burning questions for October and beyond.
The Mets have let go of manager Luis Rojas after a third-place finish. Bradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield break down the future of the franchise.
The Mets will not pick up manager Luis Rojas' option for next season, ending his tenure with the team at two seasons.
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The New York Mets today announced the club will not pick up the option on manager Luis Rojas for the 2022 season. The team says it has offered Rojas the opportunity to remain in the organization in a yet to be determined capacity.
October isn't in the cards, but there's still plenty of work to do. Here's what each non-playoff team needs to ask itself first.
— The Atlanta Braves can now focus on the playoffs. The New York Mets and manager Luis Rojas face an uncertain future.
— Joc Pederson hit a solo homer off Carlos Carrasco in the third inning, William Contreras went deep with a two-run shot off Carrasco in the fourth and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Saturday night.
Who is rising and falling with the end of the season mere days away?
— Brandon Nimmo hit two solo home runs, Tylor Megill allowed one hit in five scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Friday night, snapping the NL East champions’ six-game winning streak.
— Michael Conforto's eyes already were red when he reached the dugout, and as teammates hugged him they filled with tears.
Sandy Alderson said of Luis Rojas, who is 101-117 in two season as Mets manager: "Ultimately, results matter. And if you don't have good results over a period of time, then the process may not survive."
— Miguel Rojas’ two-run single capped a three-run rally in the eighth inning Wednesday night, spoiling Taijuan Walker’s longest start in more than four years and sending the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Yes, there's still a month of playoff baseball before the offseason begins. But we couldn't wait to look ahead at one of the deepest classes in years.
— After two years away, Noah Syndergaard was still nasty.
— Francisco Lindor homered and drove in three runs, Marcus Stroman earned his 10th win and the New York Mets stopped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins in the opener of their doubleheader Tuesday.
Noah Syndergaard started Tuesday night for the Mets -- topping out at 96 mph and striking out his first two batters in a perfect inning -- to complete his comeback from Tommy John surgery.
— The Milwaukee Brewers clinched their second NL Central title in four years, beating the sloppy New York Mets 8-4 Sunday behind Willy Adames's two-run homer and three RBI.
— Corbin Burnes pitched seven brilliant innings to win his ninth consecutive decision and the Milwaukee Brewers moved to the brink of clinching the NL Central title with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.
— Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee's three home runs and Eric Lauer turned in a much-needed strong start for the Brewers in their 5-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
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Who is rising and falling as the end of the season rapidly approaches?
— The red-hot Red Sox are rallying around their yellow jerseys, and even Chris Sale is on board.
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