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Meet the Mets

In the latest round of talks, a universal DH was proposed for both 2020 and 2021 which could benefit Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets.

On the season finale of the Cookie Club, J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith answer fan questions.

Mets draftee Eric Orze has come a long way since beating cancer twice in college.

One day after offering to coach local youth baseball teams, Marcus Stroman did just that.

Around the National League East

The Marlins released at least 30 minor leaguers shortly after agreeing to pay minor leaguers through August.

The sim Phillies defeated the sim Marlins in a 6-1 simulated victory.

The Nationals will continue to pay their minor leaguers through September 7.

Around Major League Baseball

Rob Manfred and Tony Clark sat down to hash out a deal that seemed to be headed in the right direction but the union stated that no agreement had been reached.

The frame work of a deal could be in place but given the contentiousness of the negotiations nothing is final until all parties sign on the dotted line.

The players and their coordinated social media campaign appeared to pay off since Manfred agreed to a meeting with the union shortly after the campaign was launched.

The latest proposal calls for a universal DH that could very well mean we have seen pitchers bat for the final time.

Agent Scott Boras weighed in on the negotiations in the most Scott Boras way possible.

Owners in other businesses tend to have a vested interest in the company they oversee and are regularly involved in the day-to-day operations, in baseball however, the owners bring no value to the game.

Since the league can’t see fit to continue to pay minor leaguers, major leaguers have committed $1 million to help support them through this uncertain time.

Despite the players’ assurances that they are ready to play, a good portion of the country is still seeing massive spikes in coronavirus cases which could make scheduling a season tricky.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

A Pod of Their Own went live and did a Q & A with their followers.

The Amazin’ Avenue staff recommended their favorite beers that have been getting them through quarantine.

Chris McShane wrote about the latest developments with the negotiations between the union and the league.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2012, R.A. Dickey continued his phenomenal season when he pitched his second-straight one-hitter in a 5-0 victory over the Orioles at Citi Field.