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Mets Morning News: Mets Re-Pete at the draft

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Meet the Mets

With their first round pick of the the draft, the Mets selected outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong who shows promise both on and off the field.

Welcome to the Mets, Pete!

The newest member of the organization met with the media shortly after being drafted and he is excited to be with his new team.

This was an unconventional draft where Brodie Van Wagenen and his team had to find other ways to scout their pick.

Van Wagenen is joining other general managers around the league in donating to charities that help combat systemic racism in this country.

Keith Hernandez opened up about his Seinfeld cameo and how terrified he was filming the episode.

Former Met Claudell Washington passed away at the age of 65 after battling an illness for several years.

Around the National League East

With their first pick of the draft the Braves selected lefty pitcher Jared Shuster.

With the third overall pick of the draft, the Marlins took righty Max Meyer and they already have plans to sign him.

With their pick, the Phillies drafted righty Mick Abel fifteenth overall.

The Nationals also drafted a righty pitcher with their first pick. They selected Cade Cavalli 22nd overall. If Washington could do it all over again, should they still take Bryce Harper with the first pick of the 2010 Draft?

Around Major League Baseball

The Detroit Tigers selected third baseman Spencer Torkelson as the first pick of the 2020 Draft.

As someone who routinely sides with the owners, Commissioner Rob Manfred is confident that baseball will be played this season.

With all of the back and forth going on between the league and the players, there is a middle-ground solution that should make both sides happy.

Instead of publicly fighting and losing goodwill, both sides should come together and find a solution before they cause irreparable damage to the sport.

Of course one of the contentious arguments is over salaries which the owners want cut due to the fact that games will be played without fans. However, that point may actually be pointing favorably in the players’ direction.

Several baseball players joined other athletes from the NFL and NBA in signing a letter to Congress asking them to end qualified immunity for police officers which makes it difficult for victims to sue officers for brutality.

The Pohlad family, who are the owners of the Minnesota Twins, are pledging a donation of $25 million to organizations that work toward racial justice.

The Red Sox released a statement supporting Torii Hunter’s accounts of the racism he and others have experienced in Boston.

The San Francisco Giants are intending to pay their minor leaguers through the minor league season.

Ted Berg is in favor of players going sleeveless when baseball resumes.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa gives the Mets a redo on their draft picks from the last five years and he looked at other players who have been taken at 19th in previous drafts.

Lukas Vlahos wrote about the Crow-Armstrong pick.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets had a wild 5-3 win over the Angels on this date in 2005. Marlon Anderson started the heroics with a game-tying inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Cliff Floyd walked it off in a more conventional variety with a blast in the bottom of the tenth to give the Mets the victory.