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Mets Morning News: Jerry Koosman will have his number retired, Rick Porcello continues to shine

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets announced that they will be retiring Jerry Koosman’s number during a ceremony that will take place on June 13.

Jeff McNeil is notoriously aggressive at the plate but he has had success with that style so he won’t be changing any time soon.

Minor leaguer Johneshwy Fargas hit for the cycle in the Mets’ tie against the Cardinals.

Rick Porcello had another stellar outing for the Mets who continued his strong spring.

Seth Lugo returned to the mound and pitched a simulated game, but afterwards he talked about being a potential opener and how he disagrees with the concept.

As for the closer the Mets have not made a decision about who that is going to be.

The Syracuse Mets have extended their radio deal but they will have new talent in the booth.

Around the National League East

Christian Yelich apparently pushed the Marlins for an extension which allowed Miami to sign him to a team-friendly deal.

The Good Phight has ten bold predictions for the Phillies this season.

The Nationals played a miserable game against the Cardinals.

Around Major League Baseball

The White Sox and Yoan Moncada have reportedly agreed to a five-year extension worth $70 million.

With their pitching depth appearing thin, the Red Sox signed pitcher Collin McHugh to a one-year deal.

Chris Sale has a flexor strain in his left elbow and will wait one week before he attempts throwing again.

Major League Baseball could make consistent baseballs by using a machine but nothing compares to the man-made aspects of the baseball.

The Angels fired their visiting clubhouse manager after they discovered he was helping opposing pitchers.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague believes Justin Wilson will be an important piece to the Mets’ bullpen in 2020.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Cookie Rojas!