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Meet the Mets

David Wright offered his thoughts about Carlos Beltran’s untimely demise as Mets manager, amongst other topics.

Jayson Stark of The Athletic reflected on the greatest night in baseball history: the night when Bartolo Colon homered.

Gary Cohen, being the man of good taste that he is, would like to see a documentary about Mets Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.

Keith Hernandez, father of Hadji, discussed his love for animals.

It’s no surprise that the Mets’ attempt to sell the team has been as dysfunctional as its current owners have always been.

Around the National League East

Count Nationals GM Mike Rizzo as one baseball executive who still believes that there will be baseball in 2020.

Of the many villains on the Phillies during their 2007-2011 run of success, Chase Utley was arguably the most important figure.

Today marks the anniversary of a date when several Marlins players and coaches missed a baseball game in order to express solidarity in an important cause.

MLB.com chose the player on each MLB team with the best hit tool (the choice for the Mets is unlikely to surprise anyone).

Around Major League Baseball

If baseball wants to come back in some form in 2020, it’s going to have to be willing to get a little creative.

The Indians have committed to paying most of their full-time employees through at least June 30th.

The Cape Cod Baseball League has cancelled its 2020 season due to the CODID-19 pandemic.

One thing that has not yet been cancelled: the planned game between the Yankees and White Sox at the Field of Dreams ballpark in Iowa.

Rachael McDaniel from FanGraphs posed the question of whether it matters if cheating occurs in sports.

Ken Davidoff argues for the NY Post that Rob Manfred must learn some lessons from his predecessor on how to move past a major scandal.

Where do Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom rank amongst the top Rookie of the Year winners of the 21st century?

Steve Dalkowski, who inspired one of the major characters in Bull Durham, has died from coronavirus.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco definitively ended the Jacob deGrom vs. Gerrit Cole debate with the help of MLB: The Show.

This Date in Mets History

David Wright socked a two-run homer to become the all-time career leader in RBIs for the Amazins on this date in 2012.