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Meet the Mets

In a heartwarming story we all need right now, Pete Alonso and Luis Rojas brought joy to a Mets fan who had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

The starting rotation was looking like a dominant force before baseball was shut down and now there is no telling what will happen with them if and when baseball resumes.

With spring training put on hold, Port St. Lucie is suffering economically from all the Mets fans that are no longer in town.

The Mets made an offer to Edwin Jackson in the offseason before he ultimately signed with the Diamondbacks.

Around the National League East

Athletes continue to do good during this crisis, and the latest to step up was Braves’ slugger Freddie Freeman who will donate $125,000 to Atlanta shelters.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the game right now, extension talks between the Phillies and J.T. Realmuto have been put on hold for the time being.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball is considering cancelling the 2020 Amateur Draft which could have serious ripple effects for the players hoping to get drafted.

Jason Hayward joined Freddie Freeman as another player looking to provide help during this difficult time.

A staff member who works at the spring training complex of the Cincinatti Reds has tested positive for the coronavirus but so far nobody else in the organization has come down with the illness.

The Athletic created their own “Codebreaker” system similar to what the Astros used but there are ways to combat the predictive algorithm.

Major League Baseball and the Players Association will need to figure how the delay will affect aspects of the game that take place away from the field such as salaries and service time.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 41 of A Pod of Their Own, Renee Dechert from Purple Row stopped by to talk about the Rockies and Brandon Nimmo.

This Date in Mets History

March 19 was not kind to two of the Mets’ Generation K pitchers of the ‘90s. In 1996 Bill Pulsipher underwent a MRI to reveal a strained tendon in his left elbow. He would end up missing the entire season. Three years later, Paul Wilson hurt himself warming up before a game and the injury would later require Tommy John surgery.