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Mets Morning News: Blueprint for baseball’s return emerges

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

Meet the Mets

Pete Alonso surprised the kids of DREAM with a virtual workout.

Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio took to TikTok to show off his dance moves (they are very good).

In a video interview, Gavin Lux talked about what it’s like to face Jacob deGrom. “Dude, he’s nasty.”

Former Met Turk Wendell talked about life on his Iowa farm, which has not changed all that much during quarantine.

Around the National League East

Given the changes to the MLB draft this year, Ryan Wormeli of NBC Sports Washington looks back at the Nationals and Orioles that would not have been chosen in a five-round draft.

Talking Chop curated all of the mock drafts to see which players ended up being taken by the Braves.

Bryce Harper thinks MLB players should participate in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, calling their exclusion a “travesty.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis joked on the radio about the Marlins’ attendance, saying that Marlins games are “kind of social distancing anyways.”

Around Major League Baseball

A blueprint for baseball’s return is beginning to emerge: an approximately 80-game season beginning in early July, with matchups restricted by region. Ken Rosenthal has the latest scoop in The Athletic.

AJ Cassavell of MLB.com remembers Tony Gwynn’s quest to be a .400 hitter and wonders if it is something MLB will ever see again.

Fangraphs now has KBO player stats dating back to 2002 on the site.

This Date in Mets History

Rickey Henderson took his 10,000th career at-bat on this date 20 years ago.