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Meet the Mets

Pete Alonso is ready for the 2020 season and said his love affair with baseball only grew during the 3 month hiatus due to the coronavirus.

The Mets and Yankees will play each other at Citi Field on September 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Next week, on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, the Mets and Yankees will play two exhibition games which will be televised on SNY.

David Lennon writes that the Mets young stars will need to create their own energy with no fans to feed off of this season.

PECOTA standings updated for the 60-game season have the Nationals and Mets finishing in a tie atop the NL East.

The Wilpon’s and billionaire Steve Cohen have reportedly patched up their differences, another sign that Cohen is the leading bidder for the team.

Around the National League East

Phillies infielder Scott Kingery spoke in detail about his battle with COVID-19, reminding people it is more than just a two week illness.

Marlins’ draft pick Max Meyer threw his first bullpen session on Tuesday.

The Braves are reportedly discussing their use of the ‘Tomahawk Chop” chant.

After not working out yesterday due to no results on their coronavirus tests, the Nationals resumed activities today in D.C.

Meanwhile, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is in isolation after coming into contact with a teammate who tested positive for COVID-19.

Around Major League Baseball

The Giants suspended all workouts pending weekend test results.

Oakland A’s top prospect Jesus Luzardo received a positive test for COVID-19.

A MLB.Tv subscription for the 60-game season will cost $59.99.

As umpires near a new deal, Joe West plans to return.

Ann Killion wonders how games are supposed to be played if MLB cannot even handle testing.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos previewed Hunter Strickland’s 2020 season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1980 and 1997, a pair of Mets made their All-Star game debuts.