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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

With protests and societal issues commanding space in all of our minds, Dominic Smith, one of the few black players in the majors (and on the Mets) took to Instagram to share his thoughts.

With the 2020 resulting in an unprecedented undrafted free agent pool, the Mets have themselves an entirely new challenge.

In very unsurprising news, both the Mets and the Yankees have taken financial hits as the first half of the baseball season has come and gone without, well, a season.

Around the National League East

In the undrafted free agency sphere, the Phillies reached a deal with Certified Big Boy pitcher Jake McKenna for $20,000.

All other Phillies signees can be found on the Good Phight’s handy undrafted free agent signing tracker.

A similar tracker to the Good Phight’s can be found at Fish Stripes as the Marlins’ undrafted free agent signings are logged.

Real baseball continues to elude us, but Fish Stripes’ collection of virtual Marlins is always there for us.

When the Nationals picked Brady Lindsly with their fourth round selection in the draft, even Lindsly himself was shocked.

Around Major League Baseball

In the world’s most mild good news ever, a commissioner-mandated 2020 season would actually be 50-59 games rather than 48.

Though most of the bad looks come from the side of Manfred and the owners, some people are still left wondering what the plan of the players is.

In the eyes of Joel Sherman, a face-to-face or mask-to-mask meeting between Rob Manfred and Tony Clark needs to take place during the ongoing negotiations.

This is the way the sport of baseball ends, not with a bang, but with shortsighted greed.

As sports start up again with empty stands, this is as good a time as any to end the practice of playing the national anthem prior to all sporting contests.

Lone Gone Summer, ESPN’s 30 for 30 on the 1998 home run chase premiered last night.

As is customary whenever he appears in the news, cries for the Cubs to finally embrace Sammy Sosa were heard.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1977, the Mets made the tragic mistake of trading Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds. But also on this date, this time in 1983, the Mets made the magical decision of trading for Keith Hernandez.