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Mets Morning News: Drastic draft cuts finalized

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2019 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard has a very optimistic goal for his return date from Tommy John surgery.

Could Seth Lugo finally make his way back into the Mets’ starting rotation?

Forbes discussed the reasons why A-Rod and J-Lo’s attempts to buy the Mets wound up failing.

The origin of Bartolo Colon’s “Big Sexy” nickname has finally been revealed.

It’s never a bad time to reminisce about R.A. Dickey’s glorious, unlikely Cy Young season.

Around the National League East

Mike Rizzo and Davey Martinez discussed the impact that baseball’s return could have on a reeling country.

Fish Stripes took a look at the best offensive seasons from Marlins players in the 90s.

Phillies ownership has confirmed that all of their full-time employees’ jobs are secure through the end of October.

MLB.com picked the players on each NL East team with the best power tool. It probably won’t be any surprise who the Mets pick was.

Around Major League Baseball

The league has finalized plans for a five-round player draft to be held on June 10-11 despite the players union’s attempts to convince them to make it ten rounds.

The league and the union will soon discuss potential plans to restart baseball, with early July being the likely target date.

No matter what promises are made, the return of baseball is almost certainly going to come with some risks.

Some MLB players past and present have some really weird diets.

Sports Illustrated picked the most underrated player from each major league team.

Larry Walker is okay with waiting a little bit longer to be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets acquired one of their early franchise icons, Marvelous Marv Throneberry, on this date in 1962.