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Mets Morning News: Pete Alonso looks to avoid eating poop sandwiches in 2021

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

New York Mets Pete Alonso takes infield practice during spring training workout Photo by Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Pete Alonso spoke to the media about his decision to delete his social media accounts, his hopes for this season, and something about poop sandwiches.

Alonso also expressed his opinion about bringing the black jerseys back into the fold.

Dominic Smith talked about his memorable display of emotion following the police shooting of Jacob Blake last years and the actions he is taking to try to bring about social change.

Francisco Lindor has been giving various Mets infielders some defensive pointers.

Carlos Carrasco arrived at camp yesterday after missing the first week for undisclosed reasons.

The Mets officially rebranded their charity as the “Amazin’ Mets Foundation” with the assistance of Alex Cohen, who is running the foundation.

Around the National League East

Brian Snitker is set to be the Braves’ manager through at least the 2023 season after signing an extension with the club.

Things changed very quickly for the Phillies after Dave Dombrowski came into the fold this past December.

New closer Brad Hand has impressed the Nationals early on in camp.

Fish Stripes offered their first prediction for what the Marlins’ opening day roster will look like.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball continued to report a relatively low number of positive COVID tests amongst its tested players and coaches.

CBS Sports identified one potential breakout player for each MLB team.

A number of the players who switched teams this offseason will have some extra scrutiny on them in 2021.

Miguel Cabrera is aiming to reach two career milestones—3000 hits and 500 home runs—this season.

The Blue Jays will not have a dedicated radio feed this year, instead choosing to simulcast their television broadcast.

Former Mets prospect Jordan Humphreys has been claimed off waivers by the Giants after Cleveland designated him for assignment.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa discussed some of the questions that continue to surround pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki.

David Capobianco looked at some of the ways in which non-roster invitee Mike Montgomery could potentially contribute to the Mets in 2021.

This Date in Mets History

The sacrifice fly rule was instituted on this date in 1908.