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Meet the Mets

Not only would Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez buying the Mets be good for the team, it would also be good for the league as a whole.

Baseball may be back one day soon, but Mr. Met will not be among those in the stadium.

As America’s unrest continued, Pete Alonso took to Instagram to give his thoughts and call for justice.

Much like Alonso, Former Mets Team Magician Michael Cuddyer also spoke about the situation in Minnesota and the reverberations felt around the country.

Eight years after that fateful night, Terry Collins has finally rid himself of the guilt stemming from Johan Santana’s career downfall.

To celebrate the occasion, Tim Healey of Newsday caught up with the savior Mike Baxter to talk about his heroic catch.

Around the National League East

While the Nationals guaranteed $300 weekly to their minor leaguers, the players, led by Sean Doolittle, picked up the slack and announced they would be coming together to pay their lost wages in full.

At Fish Stripes, the virtual Marlins continued their journeys through the digital leagues of the internet.

Around Major League Baseball

Negotiations between the owners and players might not only determine the fate of the 2020 season, but the future of the sport.

The Mets players weren’t the only ones in New York speaking up as Giancarlo Stanton also gave his thoughts on the current social climate.

The players’ proposal for the 2020 season was delivered including things such as a July-October season, the ability to opt out of the season (paid, for those with high risk), and expanded playoffs.

With the way the proposed schedule is set, a deal to approve it needs to be made between the parties this week.

The proposal also opens the door for an offseason or post-season All Star Game, Home Run Derby, and other revenue generators.

A report says that some club owners would be willing to cancel the entire 2020 season in order to save money.

Even if an agreement is reached between the owners and the players, baseball may have missed its chance to be the sport representing the return to normalcy.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2012, Johan Santana threw the first no hitter in New York Mets history.