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Mets Morning News: No deal yet, but plenty of health concerns

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Your Monday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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The Mets will pay their minor league players through August.

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Players were scheduled to vote on MLB’s proposal for a 60-game season yesterday, but the vote didn’t take place, as concerns about the impact of COVID on players and staff has grown over the past few days.

As Major League Baseball attempts to get a shortened 2020 season going amid a pandemic that is by no means over, it isn’t consulting with public health officials in the cities and states where it plays, writes Bradford William Davis.

Joel Sherman is hoping the “silent majority” of players, owners, and executives will rise up and resolve the issues between owners and players.

Rule changes that would normally move at a glacial pace could be implemented at a fast pace because of COVID-19 and the resulting negotiations, writes David Lennon.

Buster Olney has a message that he thinks Rob Manfred needs to deliver to owners to save baseball.

A trio of Wall Street Journal writers put things this way: The coronavirus is still winning, and sports might have to wait.

Derek Jeter talked about the racism he experienced while growing up in Michigan.

The Times published an interactive timeline of sports, or the lack thereof, during the pandemic.

Laura Albanese wrote about the joys of watching pitchers hit.

This date in Mets history

On this date in 1987, Tom Seaver opted to retire.