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Mets Morning News: The Boys of Summer Camp

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

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Meet the Mets

The mysterious absence of Robinson Cano does not currently have a set end date according to Luis Rojas.

Michael Conforto displayed a little something called fashion, look it up, sweetie.

The 2020 season may be short, but Marcus Stroman’s vibes are in the best shape of their life.

Against all odds, the Mets have not had a baseball-related injury yet since the start of their summer camp.

Finding happiness in the age of isolation and quarantine can be hard, but Melky Cabrera found it in his coming to the Mets.

If there was any good reason to believe in the pandemic Mets, a surprising lack of drama is that reason.

The official JRod bid for the Mets may actually be closer to Steve Cohen’s than first assumed.

Around the National League East

The Braves’ celebratory tomahawk chop may find itself on the chopping block, but for now, their name remains safe.

Cole Hamels is still dealing with the left triceps tendinitis that sidelined him during MLB’s first training camp, back in March.

While learning to play first base may be incredibly hard, quitting cigarettes wasn’t quite as difficult for Ron Washington.

Around Major League Baseball

With the 2020 season coming by the end of the month, the Toronto Blue Jays have found themselves considering Buffalo as a potential home for the summer.

Initially iffy on participating in the 2020 season, Yu Darvish decided to stick around and play after seeing how serious his teammates were taking the current situation.

As MLB’s testing becomes more clear, the Diamondbacks are known to be at least one of the teams doing their COVID testing through an outside lab.

Kenley Jansen revealed that his tardiness to summer camp was because of his testing positive for and subsequent recovery from COVID-19.

The current situation for the Houston Astros can only be described as horrendous.

For as long as games, intrasquad or otherwise, are played, Clint Frazier will be donning a face mask.

One division over, Aledmys Diaz will strive to do the same as Frazier, wearing a mask for as long as the season lasts.

Joe Torre is understandably cautious, but he remains positive that baseball will survive the Coronavirus.

When Opening Day arrives, Giancarlo Stanton plans on being healthy and ready to slide into the Yankees lineup.

Rob Manfred and Tony Clark could learn something from Andrew Cuomo and keep fans and players alike in the know by holding regular briefings on the return of baseball.

Old Friend Wilfredo Tovar tested positive for COVID-19.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1977, the blackout of 1977 put an abrupt end to both Lenny Randle’s at bat and the Mets’ game.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich told us what can be expected of Her Mans in the abbreviated 2020 season.