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Meet the Mets

The Metropolitan fans did not give the Astros a very welcoming reception as the Mets grabbed a 3-1 victory.

With a new split-finger grip and a healthy dose of offseason weight loss on his side, Jeurys Familia is positive that 2020 will be a better year.

A spring crisis has been avoided, for now, as J.D. Davis proclaimed himself to be at 100% after spending much of the past two weeks recovering from a shoulder issue.

Noah Syndergaard’s lack of clothing Saturday on the backfields was actually a part of training that he saw the results of in Sunday’s start.

Full of stops, starts, shakes, and shimmies, Marcus Stroman’s diverse delivery is his secret weapon.

For his next trick, Jacob deGrom might strike out 300 hapless hitters.

Around the National League East

After the yips left him foundering in the minor leagues and independent circuits, former first round pick Tyler Matzek is doing his best to nab a spot in the Braves’ bullpen.

On August 8, Manny Trillo will be the newest member of the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame.

Sooner or later, it looks as if Luis Garcia will be the newest Washington Nationals youngster to punish the Mets.

Around Major League Baseball

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are out and about producing the internet’s most wholesome content.

A sore triceps stopped Justin Verlander’s four planned innings were cut short at only two in his outing against the Mets.

Discussions on a contract extension are underway between the Rays and outfielder Austin Meadows.

Joe Smith was asked the questions that really made him consider if he really knew the most important person in his career: himself.

The Chris Davis Comeback Train is unstoppable and chugging along stronger than ever.

Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun suffered a broken jaw after being struck in the face by a Julio Urias fastball.

Over a decade after retirement and four years since his last big league job, Barry Bonds feels abandoned by the game he loves so dearly.

Trey Mancini took to twitter to express his gratitude to all the fans sending their well wishes after news of a non-baseball medical issue broke.

With concerns over the Coronavirus rising, Rob Manfred plans to start the season on time, but will meet with owners before Opening Day to discuss league plans.

All qualifier games for the 2021 World Baseball Classic will be streamed live on MLB’s YouTube page.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1963, Meet the Mets made its public debut as the official team anthem.