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Mets Morning News: Metmorial Day

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

Celebrities Appear At The NY Mets Home Opener VS The Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage

Meet the Mets

Whenever baseball returns, Jacob deGrom will try to win his third consecutive Cy Young Award. SNY looked at who which NL pitchers have the best chance to deThrone deGrom.

Noah Syndergaard continued his feud with his landlord and compared the situation to the current labor dispute in MLB.

Thor’s retort underlies a crucial week for the league and its players.

This is a critical week, but Newsday’s David Lennon excepts a deal to get done because the alternative is unspeakable.

The NY Post dreamed up a world where the Mets signed Alex Rodriguez back in 2000 for their “What If” series.

This week’s Mets Mailbag envisions a 2022 lineup with Nolan Arenado.

Around the National League East

Joe Girardi discussed what he’s been up to as he waits for baseball to begin in 2020.

Scott Boras thinks the Nationals are built to win another World Series title. Let’s hope he’s wrong.

Around Major League Baseball

Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) will begin its season on June 19, sans fans in the stands.

A new organization is trying to boost the labor standards for minor league players.

The coronavirus could permanently change the way that MLB connects with its fans.

The Seattle Times answered some questions surrounding a potential restart to the 2020 season.

Sheryl Ring of Beyond the Box Score spoke with labor lawyer Eugene Freeman about MLB and COVID-19.

MLB.com’s Will Leitch looks at Carlos Delgado’s prolific career, which is better than most remember.

The Yankees took to Twitter to celebrate Memorial Day.

The Mariners reminded everybody that Ichiro is a magician.

The Rays felt good and safe in their first day back for limited workouts at the Trop.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On this week’s From Complex to Queens, the crew looks at how some familiar faces are performing overseas.

Steve Sypa provides an update on the CPBL team and the KBO team that the From Complex to Queens team has been following this year.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2015, Wilmer Flores played hero on two separate occasions as the Mets defeated the Phillies in 10 innings. After Philadelphia put up a four-spot in the top of the eighth, Flores tied it in the bottom half of the frame with a sacrifice fly to drive in the Good first baseman. Then, walk off Wilmer drove in Juan Lagares with a single in the tenth to give the Mets the 6-5 victory. It was the second of Flores’s franchise-best ten walk offs.