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Mets Morning News: Another baseball-less weekend begins

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

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MLB Opening Day Postponed Due To Coronavirus Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets have joined other professional sports clubs in setting up a fund to support the stadium employees who are not working due to the shutdown.

Brodie Van Wagenen expressed confidence that the Mets would be able to survive the loss of Noah Syndergaard.

Steven Matz is doing his part to support the people who are on the front lines of the battle against this pandemic.

A few Mets minor leaguers stand to benefit from the possibility of the league going with expanded rosters once the season starts.

Keith Hernandez wrote a personal essay about his mother, while Gary Cohen answered some questions about David Wright.

Luis Rojas did not imagine that his first season as a manager would go quite like this.

Andy Martino opined that the Mets’ black jerseys deserve to be lost to the annals of history.

Around the National League East

The Good Phight contemplated who the most underrated Phillie of all time might be.

Talking Chop reflected on Evan Gattis’s time with the Braves.

Which NL East pitching prospects will be mainstays in their respective clubs’ future rotations?

Around Major League Baseball

Non-roster players with at least one day of major league experience will be paid by the union during this shutdown.

Justin Turner is suggesting an alternative approach to extra inning games to help manage players’ workload in a hypothetical shortened season.

How will the shutdown impact MLB’s plans to contract several minor league teams?

MLB.com compiled a depth chart of the best Rookie of the Year winners at each position.

One of the lawsuits against Major League Baseball over the sign-stealing scandal got quickly dismissed yesterday.

Japan had been hoping to start its baseball season on April 24th, but it looks like that won’t happen.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian A. Wright shared an excerpt from his new book The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars.

Linda Surovich came up with hockey nicknames for each Mets player.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets hit six home runs—including one particularly majestic bomb from Darryl Strawberry—on opening day on this date in 1988.