managerial search is ongoing, and Curtis Granderson weighed in on candidate Kevin Long.It seems Alex Cora is on a lot of teams’ wish list and he is reportedly the Red Sox’s top candidate. The managerial search is not the only decision the Mets need to make this offseason. There are plenty other areas they need to address before spring.Around the NL EastThe Braves’ cheating scandal could reach higher up than just John Coppolella.It was another close playoff loss for the Nationals, but what could they have done differently?Around the MajorsJustin Turner won Game 2 for the Dodgers with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning .Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon went to John Lackey instead of closer Wade Davis in a tie game , which is a decision that ultimately doomed the team.After Game 1 it was Yasiel Puig who made headlines for his bat flips and perhaps it is time for baseball to embrace the exuberance. The Astros believe they are fully prepared to play Game 3 of the ALCS in New York.Fredi Gonzalez is considered the favorite to become the next Tigers manager.Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb was killed in a tragic ATV accident.Yesterday at AAAmazin’ Avenue was a clue in Sunday’s Washington Post crossword puzzle.This Date in Mets HistoryFor the first time in their history, the New York Mets were World Series champions. With Jerry Koosman on the mound, the Mets defeated the Orioles 5-3 and ended the series in five games .In 2000, another lefty was on the mound when the Mets clinched the National League pennant. Mike Hampton pitched a complete game shutout in their 7-0 win against the Cardinals, and earned MVP honors for his performance in that series.