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Mets Morning News: Jeff McNeil joins the booth

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St Louis Cardinals v New York Mets Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Jeff McNeil joined Gary, Keith, and Ron in the virtual booth last night to discuss a variety of topics.

After a disappointing 2019 season, Jeurys Familia came into spring training in much better shape, and he’ll be looking to bounce back if the 2020 season ever starts.

The New York Post reminisced about the 20 inning marathon that took place between the Mets and Cardinals in the 2010 season.

Carlos Beltran may have had a famously short tenure as manager, but he is still the best center fielder in franchise history without question.

Tim Kurkjian of ESPN looked back on Mike Piazza’s unlikely Hall of Fame career.

Those who are staying up late to watch actual baseball being played in Korea could see a few familiar faces, as some former Mets are currently playing in the KBO

SNY and YES are both doing their best to provide content in these sports-less times.

Wayne Randazzo has introduced a new podcast centered around books about baseball.

Around the National League East

Federal Baseball took a look at some of the best draft picks in Nationals history.

Nationals closer and decent human being Sean Doolittle discussed what baseball could look like once play does resume.

The Good Phight examined ten moments in Phillies history that they wish had gone differently.

Talking Chop formed an Avengers team composed of all-time great Braves figures.

Fish Stripes argues that a shortened season helps the Marlins’ slim postseason chances for 2020.

Around Major League Baseball

Scott Boras wrote an op-ed for the New York Times calling for baseball’s return.

Tony Clark discussed what the MLBPA’s priorities are as they contemplate the game’s return.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic insists that no timeline for starting the season has been decided upon.

How would each NL team be impacted if the league decided to institute a universal DH for the 2020 season?

It might not be Major League Baseball, but it’s still a joy to have some kind of live baseball back on our television screens.

Today marks the anniversary of Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout one-hitter, which will be a hard performance for any future pitchers to match.

This Date in Mets History

Hall of Famer and member of the pennant-winning 1973 Mets Willie Mays celebrates his 89th birthday today.