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Mets Morning News: Mets may be Florida bound in 2020

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Construction scene at Clover Park stadium in Florida, 2020 Photo by Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets would share a division with the Astros, Cardinals, Nationals, and Marlins and play their games in Florida if one proposed method of bringing baseball back amidst the COVID-19 pandemic occurs.

Jeff McNeil will be taking control of the Mets—in MLB: The Show, that is, as he will be representing the team in the competitive online league comprised of major league players.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic spoke to Pete Alonso about what he’s doing to stay in shape, his thoughts about the shutdown and potential plans to resume baseball, his efforts to give back, and more.

Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated discussed how Noah Syndergaard and other hard-throwing pitchers keep succumbing to Tommy John surgery.

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post had one unique idea for how to give Mets fans clamoring for new ownership a happy ending.

Gary, Keith, and Ron shared their favorite baseball movies.

Around the National League East

A Nationals employee tested positive for COVID-19, but he is thankfully on the mend.

The Phillies would benefit from the proposed realignment of divisions for the 2020 season.

Freddie Freeman and Cole Hamels discussed the idea of being separated from family and fans in order to facilitate some of the proposed plans for resuming baseball.

Miguel Rojas did a Twitter Q&A and discussed a variety of different topics.

MLB.com picked a pitcher for each NL East team who could potentially serve as a closer in future seasons.

Around Major League Baseball

Several major league players are stepping up to provide money and resources to communities in need due to this pandemic.

While we all desperately want sports to return, there is ample reason to believe that that won’t happen anytime soon.

Minor League Baseball wants to delay talks about Major League Baseball’s proposed changes to the minors until some semblance of normalcy returns.

How do the number one prospects of the past sixteen years compare to one another?

Lindsey Adler paid tribute to Tim Lincecum, her favorite baseball player.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa explored some of the questions that will be created in the Mets’ minor league system due to the lack of baseball in 2020.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets suffered their first of many, many, many losses in franchise history on this date in 1962.