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Mets Morning News: The Last Vance Wilson

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

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Meet the Mets

David Wright took the time to look back fondly and appreciate what Matt Harvey did for the Mets, as we all should.

Chuck D thought about the joy the 1986 Mets brought him one year after failing to reach the playoffs.

The fifth edition of The Cookie Club, hosted by J.D Davis, Dominic Smith, and Steve Gelbs premiered with talk of Michael Jordan and Davis’ face.

Also with Steve Gelbs, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling revealed the moments when they first realized that they had a legitimate chance of making the major leagues.

Wilson Ramos may be the current answer for the Mets at catcher, but what lies in a future without the Buffalo?

Around the National League East

In a Zoom conference, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo spoke of his strategy in the bizarre 2020 draft.

Talking Chop looked back two years ago to Ronald Acuna Jr.’s first home run in the big leagues.

Around Major League Baseball

Despite the commissioner’s office giving them a slap on the wrist, odds are that the 2018 Boston Red Sox will be remembered as cheaters.

Yasiel Puig is close to an agreement on a contract with the San Francisco Giants as both parties wait for MLB to have official return date.

From young greatness to record-setting speed to elbow failure and his eventual death, the story of Steve Dalkowski’s life was one of promise and tragedy.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1965, Yogi Berra came out of retirement for one last set of swings, this time with the Mets rather than the Yankees.