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Mets Morning News: Mets option three to Syracuse

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Meet the Mets

While spring training is over, roster cuts are still taking place, as the Mets optioned pitcher Tyler Bashlor, shortstop Andres Gimenez, and catcher Ali Sanchez to Syracuse yesterday.

Spring training might have been cut short this year, but we did learn a few things about the Mets during the time that we did have.

John Harper picked his ten favorite Mets (and Yankees) that he’s gotten to cover over the course of his career.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop discussed what the Braves’ starting rotation might look like on opening day.

GM Mike Rizzo discussed how the Nationals are handling the shutdown.

Around Major League Baseball

Aaron Judge is slowly healing from the injuries that threatened to keep him out of opening day.

The Red Sox are apparently already aware of how the league will rule against them in their investigation into the 2018 team’s illegal sign-stealing—and they disagree with the findings.

Hospital beds are hard to come by these days, but a pair of Padres pitchers still managed to get Tommy John surgery performed on them yesterday.

Minor league players continue to struggle to make ends meet while they wait for baseball to resume.

Lindsey Adler of The Athletic highlighted a group that seeks to provide support to minor league players.

ESPN picked ten MLB players that are worth following on social media during this shutdown (and one Met managed to get some love).

MLB.com ranked the top ten bullpens in the game. It will shock you to discover that the Mets made the cut.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vas Drimalitis revealed Regions 3 (Playoff Villains) and 4 (Self-Loathing) of the March Bad-ness competition.

Robert Wolff looked back at the career of the recently deceased Tony Fernandez in the latest episode of UnforMETable.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets announced a year ago today that they planned to take steps to honor Tom Seaver, including renaming the Citi Field address to 41 Seaver Way and constructing a statue of him outside the ballpark.