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Mets Morning News: The Boys are Tired

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets were off yesterday, and J.D. Davis discussed how the Mets are feeling heading into the first scheduled off day of the young season.

The Mets optioned Ali Sanchez back to the alternate training site.

Jacob deGrom was named 2020’s most irreplaceable player by FanGraphs.

Jeurys Familia debuted a new pitch this season that may have contributed to his recent run of success.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post discussed the Mets chances of securing a playoff spot in the NL East.

What does the recent success of Andres Gimenez mean for Amed Rosario at Shortstop?

Former Met Bret Saberhagen discussed his reputation while with the team.

Around the National League East

The Phillies and Marlins will be playing a 7-game series in September with two doubleheaders to make up games postponed by their recent COVID-19 outbreaks.

Don Mattingly became the winningest Manager in Marlins history after his team completed a four game sweep of the Orioles.

The Nationals have designated Emilio Bonifacio for assignment.

The Braves activated relief pitcher Will Smith, and designated Scott Schebler for assignment on Thursday. They also optioned Chad Sobotka and Alex Jackson to the alternate training site.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball announced schedule changes for teams affected by postponements this season.

Carter Stewart has faced new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak after deciding to forego the MLB draft and pitch in Japan.

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed Trent Thornton on the injured list with Elbow inflammation.

George Springer of the Astros left yesterday’s game against the Diamondbacks with a wrist injury. X-rays came back negative.

Kent Emanuel of the Houston Astros was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.

The Cubs signed Kelvin Herrera and Matt Dermody to minor league contracts.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa deconstructed the 1970 draft.

Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore chatted with Jay Horowitz about his new book, Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family to Generations of Big Leaguers.

Chris McShane discussed Jeurys Familia’s possible return to form.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1987, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was born.