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Mets Morning News: Baseball’s Labor’s Lost?

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

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Meet the Mets

Considering the unhappiness among the players with MLB’s latest proposal, Marcus Stroman shared his fears that baseball will not return this season.

Members of the Mets broadcasting team share what their favorite calls of their careers have been.

On the latest episode of the Cookie Club, Dominic Smith and J.D. Davis break down their celebratory handshakes from last season and try to come up with possible socially distant celebrations.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a whirlwind 2015 season when he was a Met in the beginning and the end of the season but he spent some time in Anaheim as well.

The 1986 Mets defeated the 1998 Padres and are moving on in the Dream Bracket Tournament.

No one in team history could ever come close to what Tom Seaver has meant to this franchise and his legacy continues to endure.

Around the National League East

The Braves have committed to paying their minor leaguers through June but they are still waiting to see if baseball will be played before making any commitments beyond that.

The Marlins took it a step further and are paying their minor leaguers through August.

Sim Zach Eflin and the Sim Phillies blanked the Sim Mets in a 2-0 win.

Max Scherzer tweeted that the players have already accepted a pay cut and they will not negotiate any more reductions in salary with Major League Baseball.

Around Major League Baseball

Owners could very well be in financial trouble due to outside projects, but it should not be up to the players to make up for their owner’s mistakes.

Fangraphs published a very handy timeline of how this dispute got started and how it escalated.

The two sides could probably come together on other issues, but this current proposal seems to be doomed.

Should Major League Baseball get what it wants, many players might think risking their health is worth it and opt-out of playing the 2020 season.

The Rangers, Padres, and White Sox joined the Braves and Marlins in continuing to pay their minor leaguers.

Trevor Bauer took to social media to accuse agent Scott Boras of meddling in union business.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On episode 49 of A Pod of Their Own, Bradford William Davis of the Daily News came on the show to discuss the safety issues baseball faces should they play, the far-reaching consequences of the pandemic, and baseball’s proposal to cut salaries.

This Date in Mets History

Orlando Hernandez picked up the win in his Mets debut on this date in 2006. The Mets defeated the Marlins 7-3 led by Carlos Beltran’s two-run home run.