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Mets Morning News: J-Rod Round Two

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

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Meet the Mets

Despite earlier reports that their bid to buy the Mets had ended, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are now apparently making a second attempt.

The Mets are hoping that Francisco Alvarez will develop into a long-term answer for them at the catcher position.

Earlier this week, Sandy Alderson provided some insights on Matt Harvey’s tenure with the Mets.

Could J.T. Realmuto make his way from the rival Phillies to the Mets?

Around the National League East

The Good Phight ranked the ten best regular season games in Phillies history (for the sake of your mental health, please do not read the number one entry in the list).

Ryan Zimmerman wants to be sure that players and personnel will be safe before play resumes.

Talking Chop took a look at the Braves’ minor league depth at third base.

Fish Stripes chose the best individual pitching performances in a season for the Marlins in the 2010s.

Around Major League Baseball

Jayson Stark of The Athletic implored owners and players not to jeopardize the chances of playing baseball in 2020 over money.

Several teams are now committing to continue paying their minor leaguers while the shutdown continues. The Athletics are one unfortunate exception.

While many teams have released minor leaguers in recent times, the Cubs have cut a particularly high number.

All five rounds of the shortened MLB Draft will be airing on the MLB Network on June 10-11.

Some players who were on to be MLB stars nevertheless had rough introductions to the big leagues.

Several people behind the makings of the short-lived MLB scripted drama series “Pitch” reflected on the show’s creation.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

If the thought of watching 64 hours of Derek Jeter programming sounds less than appealing to you, David Capobianco came up with 64 alternative ways to spend your time.

This Date in Mets History

The now former Met Zack Wheeler turns 30-years-old today.