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Mets Morning News: Players continue the call for change, MLB rejects players’ proposal

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Meet the Mets

Former manager Bobby Valentine posted a video of himself attending a protest condemning the killing of George Floyd.

Marcus Stroman continued to be vocal on Twitter and everyone should take a minute to at least listen to what he is saying.

A plan that would put the Mets and the Yankees in the same division for the 2020 season is again being discussed in an effort to limit travel and the spread of coronavirus.

Both teams released an updated ticket policy that should get fans their money back for games that were supposed to be played in May.

The Mets have officially reopened their spring training complex and Wilson Ramos took full advantage.

SNY has been replaying the 2015 NLCS against the Cubs, but how did that team manage to just completely take over that series?

The 1986 Mets team’s magical run through the Dream Tournament continued with a defeat of the 1975 Reds.

Around the National League East

Touki Toussaint also attended a protest holding a sign that read “United we stand, Divided we fall.”

Fish Stripes took a guess at what could have been happening with the Marlins had the season started in March.

The Sim Phillies lost to the Sim Marlins in a 9-4 simulated loss.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball finally issued a statement on the death of George Floyd after they were shamed by many of the players that play the sport.

Major League Baseball has rejected the current proposal set forth by the players and the two sides are still at odds over pay and the length of the season.

These are all negotiating tactics by each side to see who blinks first.

No matter what they finally agree on, these negotiations are a bad look for baseball that could destroy any goodwill they had built up.

Pitcher Chris Archer will miss the entire 2020 season after undergoing surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.

Despite their many precautions, two players on the Yomiuri Giants tested positive for COVID-19 and now the NPB has to figure out how to proceed with their season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Part 2 of A Pod of Their Own’s conversation with Bradford William Davis covers Noah Syndergaard’s legal battle with his landlord and how baseball can move forward during a pandemic.

This Date in Mets History

Dave Kingman had a big day on this date in 1976. Kingman hit three home runs and drove in eight runs to back Tom Seaver in an 11-0 win over the Dodgers.