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Mets Morning News: Mercury Mets

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

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Meet the Mets

Pete Alonso joined J.D. Davis, Dominic Smith, and Steve Gelbs on the Cookie Club and gave a whole new meaning to the Mercury Mets.

Alonso also appeared on the local news to discuss the founding of his Homers for Heroes charity. Fans can help contribute to his charity by buying an LFGM mask from BreakingT.

The beloved trio of Gary, Keith, and Ron accepted the All In Challenge and are auctioning off a guest appearance in the broadcast booth with them and all the proceeds going to charity.

David Wright ending up a New York Met did not start with Mike Hampton’s departure for the Colorado school system, but the Captain’s blue and orange destiny can be traced further back to the team drafting Jon Matlack in 1967.

No matter what happens with the 2020 season, Wright is expected to receive his full salary which is mostly covered by insurance.

Brandon Nimmo suffered an injury that greatly impacted his 2019 season, but Nimmo still has the potential to put up impressive offensive numbers.

With the rash move of shortening the draft, we’ll never know if some future stars like a Jacob deGrom could have made it.

Around the National League East

In a new mock draft, it has the Braves selecting Carmen Mlodzinski with their first pick in the draft.

The Marlins are the latest team to furlough employees. Despite the furlough starting June 1, the Marlins will still provide health insurance until October.

Nationals’ outfielder Adam Eaton thinks ramping back up won’t be so easy and a second spring training will be longer than people think.

Around Major League Baseball

More major leaguers weighed in on what they think of MLB’s proposal to cut salaries and unsurprisingly they aren’t happy.

During this pandemic, owners are showing that their main priorities lie with making money and not anyone’s health including their players’.

Florida governor Ron DeSantis is willing to welcome baseball to his state with open arms but considering the health risks is that plan really feasible?

Should baseball resume this season it will most likely be with a universal DH.

Ten years after throwing an imperfect game, Armando Galarraga would like to see the blown call reversed which would put him in baseball’s history books.

Former Giants pitcher Barry Zito was unmasked as the Rhino on “The Masked Singer” in the semi-final round.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Can you name every player that hit 25 or more home runs in a season in Mets history?

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1972, Willie Mays homered in his Mets debut and helped defeat his old team the Giants in a 5-4 win.