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

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Meet the Mets

With baseball set to come back, the Mets are looking at MCU Park in Brooklyn as an overflow site for Spring Training 2.

Brothers David and Simon Reuben are exploring a bid for the Mets.

The Mets signed their 5th round pick, Eric Orze.

SNY looks at five different ways the Mets could be impacted by a 60 game season in 2020.

Anthony DiComo looked at the top 5 GM’s in franchise history.

Around the National League East

The Phillies announced four additional COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Anthony Fauci repped a Washington Nationals mask on Tuesday before testifying in front of the House of Representatives.

Though baseball botched its return, look out for the Braves this season.

A look at how a shortened season will impact the Miami Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

The MLBPA and MLB agreed to a 60-game season on Tuesday evening.

Players will report on July 1st for Opening Day which will be held on July 24th.

Meanwhile, there will still be a trade deadline this season, falling on August 31st.

MLB is also set to create a special COVID-19 related injured list for players who test positive or have confirmed exposure to someone who did test positive.

Any player who cohabitates with a high-risk individual will have the right to opt out and still be paid with service time.

Buster Olney looks at what there is to look forward to and fear in 2020 and beyond for baseball.

Prior to a deal being reached, Ken Rosenthal wrote there were no winners in this negotiation, regardless of the outcome.

Joel Sherman says that even in a shortened season, the World Series winner should be viewed as a deserving champion.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis wrote that it isn’t safe for baseball to return in America.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1975, Jerry Koosman won his 100th game with the Mets.