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Mets Morning News: Conforto’s Opening Day status in limbo

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Meet the Mets

It was announced that Michael Conforto has a right oblique strain and will be reevaluated next week. Conforto’s status for opening day is now up in the air.

The Mets are adapting but not panicking amidst Coronavirus concerns.

Tim Britton looks at what the best batting order for the Mets is in 2020.

In their preview of the 2020 season, Sports Illustrated writes that the Mets have a talented core that could make a deep run in October.

Around the National League East

Spencer Howard, a Phillies top prospect, gave everyone a taste of just how good he can be on Tuesday.

The Nationals have an ongoing battle for the fifth spot in their rotation.

Fish Stripes looks at if Matt Kemp still has anything left in the tank.

Around Major League Baseball

If COVID-19 forces a change, the Mariners have discussed playing their home games in Arizona to start 2020.

MLB and the media adjusted to their new reality of having no locker room access.

Fangraphs looks at the biggest dilemma of the three batter minimum.

Sheryl Ring writes that the MLBPA’s grievance against the Pirates is missing the point.

Jayson Stark looks at the possibility of MLB delivering signs through different mediums of technology.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Maggie Wiggin previewed Jake Marisnick’s 2020 season.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to former pitcher and current Mets pitching coach, Jeremy Heffner!