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Mets Morning News: The (virtual) Mets advance in the playoffs!

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Meet the Mets

The real Mets might not be playing yet, but the virtual Mets are doing just fine, as Jeff McNeil has made it to the semifinals in the MLB: The Show Players League.

The monster who is responsible for the creation of the Mets’ black uniforms spoke about the process that occurred behind the scenes of his Frankensteinian creation.

On the subject of uniforms, the Athletic staff discussed the best New York sports uniforms in history, and thankfully some Mets picks that weren’t the black ones made the list.

Gary Cohen reflected on the current shutdown, his career, and the prevalence of advanced statistics in today’s game, amongst other topics.

Was Yoenis Cespedes’s $111.7 million contract worth it in spite of the many injuries the former star outfielder has experienced over the past few years?

Michael Conforto’s production over the past few years has been hard to complain about. He is one of many players whose future contract situations will be complicated by the shutdown.

MetsBlog took a closer look at 2019 first round pick Brett Baty.

One of the longest tenured Mets is hanging it up, as Tony Carullo, the team’s visiting clubhouse manager for fifty-one years, has retired.

Around the National League East

Davey Martinez discussed how he and his staff are handling the shutdown and what the Nationals’ approach will be when and if the season starts.

Which player on each NL East team has the best eye at the plate?

Around Major League Baseball

Former Athletics minor leaguer Miguel Marte has tragically passed away at the age of 30 due to complications from COVID-19.

The lack of baseball in April meant we missed out on plenty of interesting potential storylines.

Bob Davidson, who umpired the game with no fans at Camden Yards in 2015, discussed what the experience was like.

Joe Maddon is trying to stay upbeat and help his players and coaches get through this difficult time.

This shutdown may cost Mike Trout the opportunity to have the best 10-year stretch by WAR of any major league player ever.

The MLB Players Association has rejected the league’s proposed cuts to the 2020 draft.

This Date in Mets History

Original Met Al Jackson pitched a two-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Reds on this date in 1964.