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Mets Morning News: Wilpons holding up sale of team

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One day after it was reported that the sale of the team was on “life support”, it is now reported that it is the Wilpons who changed the terms of the deal late which caused Steve Cohen to walk away.

Cohen is not someone to be taken lightly which is why he would have no problem walking away from a deal he did not agree with.

History seems to be repeating itself when it comes to the Wilpons and selling the team.

So if the deal really is dead where does this leave the organization going forward (paywall alert)?

Edwin Diaz is already in Port St. Lucie and ready to put last year behind him.

Brodie Van Wagenen is also ready to move on from 2019 but hopefully with a few lessons learned.

The Nationals might have the best rotation in the division, but if healthy the Mets’ rotation could stack up well against them.

J.D. Davis was one of the honorees at the 40th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner.

Around the National League East

The Braves won their arbitration hearing against Shane Greene and they will pay the reliever $6.25 million this season.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees announced that James Paxton underwent back surgery and will be sidelined for at least three months.

The Rockies welcomed back pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez and signed him to a minor league deal.

Pete Rose is asking the Hall of Fame to reinstate him in light of no players being pushed in the Astros cheating scandal.

The Dodgers’ outfield with two MVPs has the potential to be one of the best ever assembled.

However, the trade that brought over Mookie Betts might not look the same once the medicals have all been reviewed (paywall alert).

The Twins and Tigers will play an exhibition game in the Dominican Republic on March 7.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 37 of A Pod of Their Own, the Wilpons were once again a main topic of discussion.

Michael Drago argued that the Mets’ once last move should be Collin McHugh.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1998, the Mets traded for Al Leiter who became a key part of their rotation during their playoff runs.