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Mets Morning News: Syndergaard has successful Tommy John surgery, Mets sale still ongoing

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Meet the Mets

The Mets confirmed on Friday that Noah Syndergaard’s Tommy John surgery went “as expected.”

The Wilpons are still trying to sell the organization amidst all this chaos, but they may have to settle for a lower price than they originally envisioned.

Despite the pledge from Mets and other MLB teams to support their ballpark employees during the shutdown, Citi Field workers have yet to receive any money or clarification from the organization.

Steven Matz is making sure that he will be ready to go if and when baseball returns this season.

Matz remains confident in the state of the Mets’ rotation even after Noah Syndergaard went down to Tommy John surgery.

If you’re looking for something to do while staying home today, MLB Network will be airing a full day of programming centered around the 1986 Mets.

David Wright took some time away from his quarantine to pay a visit to Jay Horowitz’s podcast.

Around the National League East

Which NL East players are likely to break out and become All Stars?

Talking Chop answered a few mailbag questions about the Braves.

Phillies prospect Zach Warren is making the best of this shutdown.

Around Major League Baseball

Scott Boras is not a fan of the agreement that was struck between MLB and the Players’ Association.

The league still has to determine what steps it can take to fit in as many games as possible this year.

Rob Manfred and the rest of the league desperately wants there to be baseball at some point this year, but he is at the whims of this pandemic.

Keith Law of The Athletic discussed how the new agreement will impact the 2020 draft.

While the NPB league in Japan is hoping to start their regular season on April 24, three players on the Hanshin Tigers tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Former Met and superstar human being Curtis Granderson has started a new weekly YouTube series about baseball training at home.

The Dodgers brought in an old friend to provide some words of encouragement.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore discussed the prospect of a baseball-less year on the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).

The Amazin’ Avenue crew continued to provide recommendations for ways to pass the time during our continued isolation, this time turning to music.

Chris McShane decided to begin simulating the Mets’ 2020 season on OOTP.

This Date in Mets History

In what is tragically still the most recent opening day game, the Mets opened up their 2019 season a year ago today with a win against the Washington Nationals.