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Meet the Mets

Mets’ fans favorite trio of Gary, Keith, and Ron came in as the best TV booth in baseball in a survey done in The Athletic.

As the Mets continue to struggle to find a buyer for the team amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Steve Cohen is unlikely to show renewed interest in buying the team.

Meanwhile, the Mets are trying to extend the deadline on a $250 million loan that is expiring at the end of July.

With the MLB season still halted, Marcus Stroman has offered to coach young athletes in the Tampa Bay area.

The Mets signed undrafted free agent Austin Faith.

Anthony DiComo ranked the top managers in Mets history.

Joe Suozzi grew up a Mets fan and his favorite player was David Wright. He’s now a member of the Mets himself.

Around the National League East

The Atlanta Journal reviewed the Braves 2020 draft.

Nationals’ third round pick Holden Powell could be on a fast track to the major leagues.

Around Major League Baseball

Dr. Anthony Fauci said MLB should consider not playing baseball in October as there will be an increased risk of the virus heading into the fall.

David Lennon writes that there is no guarantee MLB won’t make negotiations even worse than they are.

Big league clubs are exploiting Latin American prospects as young as 12, a whisteblower told federal officials.

Bob Nightengale writes that while things may look bleak right now, there will be a baseball season in 2020.

Ken Davidoff thinks that Rob Manfred and Tony Clark need to “own their sins”.

Sheryl Ring writes what MLB’s legal waiver demand is really about.

The Texas Rangers are the first known MLB team to have front office employees return to the office, despite increasing numbers in local COVID-19 cases.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The writers at Amazin’ Avenue put together their second round of movie recommendations!

Vasilis Drimalitis covered the latest news surrounding the potential 2020 MLB season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2008, the Mets fired Willie Randolph in the early morning in Anaheim, California.