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Mets Morning News: Marcus Stroman visits youth baseball team, MLB negotiations still at a stalemate

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Meet the Mets

After visiting a local youth baseball team, Marcus Stroman tweeted out some pictures and a video of him interacting with the kids.

Prospect Brett Baty battled some self doubt last season but eventually he settled in and hopes to continue to improve his game.

New draftee Eric Orze made an appearance on the Jim Rome Show and he discussed beating cancer and getting drafted by the Mets.

The Mets officially signed Joe Suozzi to a minor league deal.

Once upon a time R.A. Dickey was the best player in baseball and his dominance should not be forgotten.

Around the National League East

The Braves signed their top two draft picks from the 2020 Draft to below slot deals.

The sim Phillies fell to the sim Marlins in a 4-0 simulated loss.

Around Major League Baseball

The union submitted their latest proposal of a 70-game season, but it is one step forward, two steps back since the owners were outraged over adding ten games to the season.

While 65 games seems like the obvious compromise, nothing is ever that simple with these negotiations.

Scott Boras, of course, inserted himself into the negotiations and got called out by Yankees’ president Randy Levine.

To honor Juneteenth, MLB Network will be airing a special on racial inequality in both society and baseball with current and former major leaguers sharing their insight.

Clayton Kershaw took to social media to say he needs to be better about standing up to racial injustice.

When Angels’ staff were furloughed in the Dominican Republic, Albert Pujols stepped in and paid their salaries.

Twins slugger Miguel Sano claims he is being blackmailed by someone accusing him of kidnapping and assault.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The Amazin’ Avenue staff gave some book recommendations to help get through quarantine and the lack of baseball.

Christian Romo made his Amazin’ Avenue debut with the most memorable game he has attended.

If you want to show your support for the players a “When & Where” t-shirt could be yours!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1988, David Cone lost a no-hit bid in the eighth inning against the Phillies. He settled for a two-hit shutout instead.