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Mets Morning News: Three-peat for deGrom?

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New York Mets Summer Workouts Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom is ‘honored’ to be the Mets Opening Day starter for the second straight season and has his eyes on a third straight Cy Young award.

Though he says he’s ready to play left field, Yoenis Cespedes will DH for the Mets on Friday against the Braves.

Clayton Kershaw helped Mets reliever Drew Smith refine his cutter.

The dream of J-Rod as owners may be dead as Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are reportedly in danger of losing control of their to buy the team.

Luis Rojas and Aaron Boone will support their player’s decision should they choose to kneel during the national anthem.

Anthony McCarron broke down the Mets roster at each position.

Meanwhile, Tim Britton gave it his best educated guess at what the Mets Opening Day roster will look like.

The Mets paid tribute to the late New York Post photographer Anthony Causi with a cardboard cutout of him in the Citi Field photo well.

Around the National League East

The Braves signed Jhoulys Chacin to a one-year deal.

Josh Harrison was granted his released from the Phillies.

The Marlins hit back-to-back-to-back home runs against the Braves on Tuesday night.

Around Major League Baseball

Buster Olney reviewed the 2020 rule changes for this MLB season.

ESPN took a look inside a day of MLB’s COVID protocols.

Masahiro Tanaka will not be on the Yankees’ Opening Day roster after being struck in the head by a line drive at the beginning of summer camp.

A new MLB app will allow fans to remotely send cheers and boos into empty stadiums.

Joel Sherman writes that there’s nothing wrong with peacefully kneeling during the national anthem.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Wolff was back with another episode of the UnforMETable podcast!

Grace Carbone previewed Dominic Smith’s 2020 season with the Mets and how he can be an important piece for the team.

Kenneth Lavin previewed Tomas Nido’s likely role as backup catcher for the Mets this year.

Robert Wolff previewed Paul Sewald’s 2020 season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1986, the Mets and Reds were involved in a literal slugfest.