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Mets Morning News: Back in Black

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Meet the Mets

Tragedy struck in the online Mets universe yesterday, as several cursed images of the 2020 Mets in the team’s old alternate black jerseys came out yesterday as the virtual team wore them in MLB: The Show.

The Mets came close to dealing Zack Wheeler to the Yankees at the trade deadline last season.

Gary Cohen picked the five best Mets games of the 2010s.

Yesterday marked the anniversary of Shea Stadium’s first game, and the NY Post caught up with two of the Mets who played in that game to discuss the ballpark.

Jeff McNeil is the rare Ben Zobrist-esque player who can move all around the diamond without missing a beat.

Around the National League East

The Good Phight examined the best Phillies teams that oh-so-tragically never won a championship.

Federal Baseball had a similar topic on its mind when it asked if the 2016 Nationals were the best team in franchise history not to win it all.

Fish Stripes pondered which Marlins players could overtake Giancarlo Stanton as the franchise leader in home runs.

Which current NL East players have the makings of potential future managers?

Around Major League Baseball

A call between Rob Manfred and major league managers did not provide a ton of answers.

The effects of this shutdown will continue to be felt for years to come.

It’s not just current players who are being harmed by this shutdown—retired players are also suffering.

While we struggle to see an end in sight to this shutdown here in the states, over in South Korea the Korea Baseball Organization is getting ready to resume games.

Baseball Prospectus continues to offer the hard-hitting baseball analysis it’s known for by examining all of the baseball scenes in Twilight.

A representative from each MLB team offered their own pick for shows to binge watch. Seth Lugo provided the suggestion for the Mets.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich chronicled the thrilling adventures of the 2020 Mets on the Oregon Trail.

David Capobianco challenged everyone to complete a Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

Nolan Ryan threw a one-hit shutout for the Mets on this date in 1970.