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One day after leaving his simulated start early, Jacob deGrom underwent a MRI but it did not “reveal anything concerning” and he is considered day-to-day.
In this short season, the Mets won’t get many second chances so they need to properly handle their ace’s injury correctly the first time but now there is a delicate balance between being cautious and being competitive.
Should he miss any time it could significantly impact the Mets’ abbreviated season since they are lacking the pitching depth necessary to overcome his loss.
Edwin Diaz could have a bounceback season after his season-long struggles of the previous year.
MLB.com ranked the Mets’ bullpen as seventh in all of baseball.
During the last sim game, the Mets piped in crowd noise through the speakers at Citi in an attempt to make it feel more like home.
Citi Field and Yankee Stadium are both known for their crowd noise, so silence in the stadiums will take some getting used to.
For reasons that cannot be named, both Brad Brach and Jared Hughes were officially placed on the injured list.
During the pandemic, the organization spent $1 million to help those who were battling the disease.
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson was rumored to be interested in buying the team but perhaps it was a ploy to raise the price for those who are actively involved in the bidding.
Around the National League East
Braves prospect Cristian Pache was diagnosed with a grade-2 ankle sprain and is considered day-to-day after injuring himself during a game.
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Philadelphia declared that there will be no fans in attendance for Phillies and Eagles games in 2020.
Didi Gregorius is considered high risk and will wear a mask during games to protect himself.
Washington starter Erick Fedde had a good start and is in the running to claim the fifth starter spot for the Nationals.
Around Major League Baseball
Cubs’ star Anthony Rizzo underwent a MRI that revealed rib inflammation and it is unclear if he will start the season on the injured list.
Astros reliever Joe Smith has opted out of the 2020 season out of concern for the health of his family.
Aaron Judge returned to the Yankees’ lineup and hit a blast off James Paxton after sitting out the last three days with a stiff neck.
The Blue Jays are still without a home and the clock is ticking for them to figure it out.
There are a lot of uncertainties surrounding this season and only as the season progresses will there be answers to many of the questions.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 54 of A Pod of Their Own, it was another Q & A podcast on Facebook Live.
Richard Staff thinks Robinson Cano’s season remains an enigma.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2003, the Mets finally parted ways with closer Armando Benitez and traded him to the Yankees in return for Jason Anderson, Ryan Bicondoa, and Anderson Garcia.