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Mets Morning News: A ‘coronavirus discount’ for A-Rod?

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets are expected to pay their full-time employees through at least May 31.

Two decades before Sandy Alderson signed Tim Tebow to the Mets, he was very interested in signing another famous athlete and offered him a spot on the A’s. His name? Michael Jordan.

Anthony DiComo ranked the best Mets shortstops in franchise history.

DiComo also lists ten Mets games you can stream for free, right now.

Rob Gardner is the owner of the best Mets pitching performance you’ve probably never heard of.

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez’s chances of being able to purchase the Mets may be aided by a “coronavirus discount”. 75 days after the Mets and Steve Cohen had originally agreed to a $2.6 billion sale, the club is now estimated to be worth $1.6 billion.

Around the National League East

The Atlanta Journal looks at what was one of the Braves’ “nuttiest nights”.

The Phillies’ affiliate in Williamsport could be eliminated by Major League Baseball.

Around Major League Baseball

Minor League Baseball is reportedly set to agree in a reduction of 120 minor league teams. They then released a statement in which they stated these reports are inaccurate.

Commissioner Rob Manfred anticipates that there will be a 2020 season.

MLB’s plans to reopen now include Texas as a potential site to host games.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis looked at the news of A-Rod and J-Lo being interested in buying the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1970, Tom Terrific struckout 19 Padres, including the last ten batters he faced.