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Mets Morning News: Stroman and Alonso continue to speak out

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Meet the Mets

Pete Alonso responded to an “All Lives Matter” comment on his Instagram post in a way that made Mets fans proud.

Marcus Stroman, who along with Alonso has been very vocal in light of the death of George Floyd, tweeted a plea for people to be open to change.

The Mets have reopened their spring training facility to players in Port St. Lucie.

Marcus Stroman reshared a photo of himself at Citi Field on June 1, 2012, after witnessing Johan Santana throw the first no-hitter in franchise history. Three days later, he was taken 22nd overall in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Sign him for life, Mets.

Art Howe is now coronavirus-free!

SNY helped fans get familiar with Matt Allan, who could be a future ace for the Mets.

Mike Puma writes that the Mets have a worthy successor of David Wright in Brett Baty.

Around the National League East

The Nationals, after being put to shame by noted good guy Sean Doolittle, have revered course and will indeed pay minor leaguers their full $400 weekly stipend.

The Marlins are preparing for the ‘unknown’ that will follow a shortened 2020 MLB draft.

The Braves, ironically, given their tomahawk chant, released a statement denouncing racism.

Around Major League Baseball

The Athletic had a very well done piece where retired African-American MLB players spoke on race, baseball, and America. The conversation includes Doug Glanville, LaTroy Hawkings, and Torri Hunter.

Marc Carig writes that the league which celebrates Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier has now gone silent.

The Orioles issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter and vowed to help fight racial injustices.

David Lennon writes that MLB and the player’s union better figure out their differences very soon.

Diamondbacks’ owner Ken Kendrick said the league will not approve of any plan that includes baseball being played in the month of November.

Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts downplayed the notion that all baseball teams are cash cows.

White Sox’s Tim Anderson and Lucas Giolito have a special relationship writes Joon Lee, as seen last week when Giolito became one of the first white baseball players to speak out on the death of George Floyd and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets drafted Darryl Strawberry on this date 40 years ago.