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Mets Morning News: Mets promise to pay minor leaguers, release dozens of minor leaguers on same day

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Meet the Mets

After announcing that they will continue paying their minor leaguers through June, the Mets then proceeded to release quite a few minor leaguers.

Prospect Andrew Church was one of the players released and did not have great things to say about the organization.

On the latest episode of Beyond the Booth, Gary, Keith, and Ron took fan questions and discussed the memorable 2015 postseason.

Former GM Sandy Alderson also took a look back at 2015 and thinks that Game 1 of the World Series changed everything.

Pete Alonso led the league in home runs over the course of a full season, but he could very well repeat that feat in a shortened one as well.

Prospect Ronny Mauricio continues to impress scouts given his age and his skill set.

Roger McDowell continues to deny that he was the second spitter who spit on Cosmo Kramer after a game.

The team’s longtime PR man Jay Horwitz has a new book out where he discusses his career as the man behind the scenes of the Mets.

The 1986 Mets’ magical run through the Dream Bracket Tournament continued with a win over the 1994 Expos.

Around the National League East

The Braves were another team that released minor league players since there is so much uncertainty surrounding the minors.

The Sim Phillies took it to the Sim Mets in a 12-9 sim victory.

Around Major League Baseball

It was not just the Mets and Braves who released minor leaguers. Many others across the league did the same leading to continued hardships for players in the minors.

With the ongoing battle between MLB and the players, there could be lasting consequences with fans’ growing disgust at the sport.

Pitcher Andrew Miller agreed with the hard statement Max Scherzer put out, but the reliever is optimistic that the players can come to an agreement to play baseball.

Agent Scott Boras is encouraging his clients to reject MLB’s proposal that only benefits the owners.

The players are being treated as essential workers but they are, in fact, not essential.

David Price will reportedly pay each minor leaguer in the Dodgers’ system $1000 each out of his own pocket.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane covered the release of the minor leaguers in the system.

This Date in Mets History

Bud Harrelson managed his first game as the Mets’ skipper on this date in 1990. The team lost 2-1 against the Reds but overall ended up playing well for their new manager that season.