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New York Mets Introduce Luis Rojas Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets have gotten high marks for their draft haul this year, particularly their top three picks.

It’s possible that one of the suitors for buying the Mets might be an international figure.

One of the Mets’ draftees has already dealt with much more adversity than he’ll ever find on the baseball field.

Vin Scully’s call of the Bill Buckner play in 1986 was listed as one of the best play-by-play calls in New York sports history by the Post.

J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith discussed their debuts in the big leagues in the latest episode of The Cookie Club.

Joe Posnanski reflected on Dwight Gooden’s magical rookie season for The Athletic.

Around the National League East

There are a host of undrafted players now available on the open market, and the Nationals plan to aggressively pursue several of them.

The Good Phight compiled reactions to the Phillies’ 2020 draft class.

Braves scouting director Dana Brown provided some commentary on the players that Atlanta selected.

The Marlins have apparently already reached tentative agreements with all of the players they drafted.

Around Major League Baseball

The players association received another proposal on resuming play from Major League Baseball which yet again refuses to pay the players their full prorated salaries.

This proposal was evidently accompanied by a biting letter from deputy commissioner Dan Halem, which further demonstrates the animosity brewing between the two sides.

The players association is widely expected to reject this new offer, which expires on Sunday.

If play does eventually resume, teams will need to find locations close to their home ballparks to accommodate their taxi squads.

An unidentified MLB player and pitching coach reportedly contracted COVID-19 recently.

A lot of solid players were not taken in this year’s shortened MLB draft.

Former MLB star Gary Sheffield wrote about his experiences with the police and racial bias for The Players Tribune.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The From Complex to Queens gang discussed the Day Two players the Mets selected in the draft and provided overall thoughts on the team’s haul this year.

Steve Sypa provided a profile of fifth round pick Eric Orze.

This Date in Mets History

Future Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey threw his first of two straight one-hitters on this date in 2012.