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Meet the Mets

The virtual Mets played last night and Gary, Keith, and Ron provided commentary to the video game simulation.

Jacob deGrom’s rise as a star of the Mets came as a surprise to one of deGrom’s friends.

COO Jeff Wilpon sent out an email to season ticket holders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

MLB.com looks at what would’ve happened if Ken Griffey Jr. accepted a trade to the Mets.

Anthony DiComo looks at the five best second basemen in franchise history.

Doc Gooden’s MLB debut involved an encounter with an Astrodome security guard.

Around the National League East

The Braves could potentially lose $60 million due to a shortened season.

Bryce Harper discussed J.T. Realmuto’s contract situation.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball is looking at potentially starting back up in May with all games in Arizona, but as Joel Sherman points out, there are many logistical nightmares to overcome.

MLB responded to these rumors and said they currently have ‘numerous contingency plans’.

Ken Rosenthal reports some people in the government support the plan to bring baseball back in May.

The plan to bring baseball back includes an ‘Arizona bubble’, electronic strikezones, and 7 inning doubleheaders.

David Lennon writes MLB and society would be wise to balk at this plan.

Last night, Carl Ripken’s record setting 2131st game in a row played was shown on ESPN, and Buster Olney has some untold tales of baseball’s iron man.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane gave us an update on the McShane led Mets on OOTP 20.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to the Kid, Gary Carter. He would have been 66.