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Meet the Mets

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are reportedly out as interested buyers in the Mets.

With Noah Syndergaard sidelined and with no top pitching prospects on the horizon, the Mets’ strength might no longer lie with their rotation and they will need to address it soon.

Without baseball, New York is missing out on seeing two of the top pitchers in the baseball, at the top of their game, electrify the city every five days.

On the anniversary of the impossible Bartolo Colon home run, take a look back at that memorable moment that left a lasting impression on all those who saw it.

David Wright and Brandon Nimmo are teaming up on a mission to get one million New Yorkers to donate $10 to charity to help those affected by the current crisis.

The 2020 Draft is an opportunity for the Mets to add to a farm system that has been quietly productive over the last decade.

The Jed Lowrie signing obviously did not work out but it is compounded by the fact that it was never necessary.

Around the National League East

It’s still early but what could a Braves draft look like this year?

Christian Yelich became a superstar with the Brewers and he credits Barry Bonds and his time with the Marlins as a reason for his success.

If baseball adopts the DH for this shortened season, the Phillies have a few options who could take over as their designated hitter. Bryce Harper found the contract he was looking for in Philadelphia but he was initially hurt by an offer he deemed unacceptable from Washington.

Harper would also like to participate in the Olympics and thinks major leaguers should be allowed to represent their countries as a way to grow the game.

Bud Selig finally opened up about moving the Montreal Expos to Washington D.C. and what it was like to see the Nationals win a World Series.

Around Major League Baseball

Later this month, ESPN will be releasing a new E60 documentary on the life and tragic death of Roy Halladay.

Every team has that one nemesis who the entire fanbase can’t stand, and for the Mets the answer is fairly obvious.

With lost revenue from the 2020 season, teams are already planning on cutting payroll in 2021.

If major league players were allowed to participate in the Olympics, what would a United States dream team look like?

Whenever baseball returns, fans will have greater concerns about returning to the game so any perceived annoyance within the game could turn them away completely.

Players’ salaries remain a contentious issue and some executives believe the best way to move forward is to revise the system and create revenue sharing between teams and players.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane wrote about Alex Rodriguez and his backing away from the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets were officially named on this date in 1961. Some alternate names that were considered were the Avengers, Bees, Burros, Continentals, Jets, NYBs, Rebels, Skyliners and Skyscrapers.