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Meet the Mets

It was an off day for the Mets, but the Phillies series was seemingly not over since Jacob Rhame was suspended for pitching near Rhys Hoskins.

Mickey Callaway feels much more comfortable as the team’s manager and is appreciative of the support he has received from the new GM.

After almost a full month into the season, Jeff McNeil seems to be one of the sure things in the National League East.

Amed Rosario has struggled in the field recently but both he and the team aren’t too worried about it.

Jacob deGrom is set to return to the mound but hopefully he will return to form as well.

Pete Alonso was already known as the Polar Bear, but now the Mets are branching out with their animal nicknames.

Brodie Van Wagenen brought in a new mental skills coach when he was hired and so far the players have credited the new coach with helping them.

After a long road trip, several new Mets are finally able to settle into their new homes in New York.

Around the National League East

The Braves dropped their final game and the series against the Reds.

The state of the minors has Marlins’ fans confidence on the rise.

The Phillies’ offense struggled against the Marlins and they lost the opener of the series 3-1 in extra innings.

With injuries piling up and the Nationals scuffling, they are reportedly calling up prospect Carter Kieboom.

Around Major League Baseball

Agent Scott Boras was once one of the most powerful agents in baseball but with the changing market is that now no longer the case (paywall alert)?

Vlad Guerrero Jr. will be making his debut against the Athletics and all eyes will be on Toronto when he steps on the field for the first time.

The Yankees acquired Cameron Maybin from the Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

Zack Greinke was brilliant on the mound but he continued to make headlines with his bat as well.

The Orioles have ditched their cars in favor of taking scooters to the ballpark.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 4 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show) Brian and Chris were not happy about the way things unfolded against Philadelphia.

David Capobianco did not buy any of the Mets excuses for not signing Gio Gonzalez.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1988, Keith Hernandez reached a career milestone. He drove in seven runs which put him over 1,000 for his career.