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Mets Morning News: Don’t play ball

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Citi Field Baseball Stadium, home of the New York Mets. Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery, but during a national health crisis how is he still able to get the surgery done?

There are many questions facing the team now that they will be without one of their top pitchers and they will have to figure out what is next when the season gets underway.

If there was ever a time to get the surgery, this would be a good year to do it because of the shortened season but it could end up making things worse for the Mets.

What was once a photo of a dominant future, is now a sad reality of what could have been.

The Mets, and the rest of baseball, will have to wait a bit longer for Opening Day to arrive but for the Mets it was usually a good day for them.

Luis Rojas had been looking forward to his first Opening Day as a major league manager, but for now he is settling into life at home and will be ready whenever the season starts again.

There will still be baseball available all day for the entire league and for the Mets they will get a re-airing of Game 5 from the 2015 NLDS which should be a lot more fun to watch knowing the ending.

Pete Alonso personally thanked healthcare professionals for all of their hard work during this crisis and remains just an absolute gem of a human being.

The first episode of “The Cookie Club” starring Steve Gelbs, Dominic Smith, and J.D. Davis featured some slight teasing about Pete Alonso getting bested by his fiancee in MLB: The Show.

It was then J.D. Davis’s turn to play video games while also chatting with fans.

Brodie Van Wagenen inherited a team that had plenty of home grown talent which had been a trademark of those that had come before him and it is up to him to continue that trend.

Former Met Ty Kelly set up an organization with a main goal of advocating for minor league ballplayers.

Around the National League East

Mets fans probably don’t need the reminder, but Andruw Jones was a very good ballplayer at a very young age.

The Good Phight argues that without baseball new routines will need to be formed until baseball is once again being played.

The Nationals, I guess, were still planning on playing games in April despite the rest of the league being suspended until May.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball and the players’ union are continuing to work on an agreement that would hammer out the details of service time if the season is shortened or not even played.

The hope is to start the season in June with doubleheaders scheduled in which would help get the most out of the schedule, and they will need to get creative to keep a shortened season exciting. For his part, Rob Manfred is open to everything once baseball resumes.

Scott Boras had his own thoughts on what the schedule could look like including a World Series played on Christmas in a warm weather stadium.

Longtime San Francisco Giants announcer Jon Miller and his wife Janine have been tested for the coronavirus after spending time with his son who was diagnosed with the illness.

The always entertaining Ted Berg started up his TedQuarters blog once again and if you need a sandwich recommendation he’s got you covered.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 42 of A Pod of Their Own, Noah Syndergaard’s UCL tear and #LOLMets forever were the main topics of conversation.

The staff at Amazin’ Avenue picked some awesome books to read while everyone is home.

This Date in Mets History

On this date last year, the team inked Jacob deGrom to a five-year extension worth $137.5 million. Of course an assist by Noah Syndergaard, David Wright, and 7-Eleven taquitos were needed but they eventually got a deal done.