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

Philadelphia Phillies v Detroit Tigers Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Today, Monday, March 1st, the year of our lord 2021, the New York Mets are playing baseball.

Naturally, the Mets playing baseball means that Francisco Lindor will also be taking the field in blue and orange for the first time.

The Mets announced the names of the six pitchers who will be taking the mound in their first game of the spring.

When he isn’t attacking poor, innocent Rich Staff on Twitter, Noah Syndergaard is progressing nicely in his rehab.

In his comeback, Syndergaard has the unique benefit of his pitching coach going through the same process during his time as a player.

Pitching prospect J.T. Ginn has made his way onto the team’s spring training roster.

Around the National League East

During the course of 2020, the Atlanta Braves lost $300M in revenue compared to the year before which sounds not good.

In their first contest of the spring, the Nationals and the Cardinals went home after a 4-4 tie.

Over on the Braves’ side of Florida, Atlanta lost their first contest to the Rays 9-7, in walk-off fashion.

The Phillies’ fortunes were not much better as they also took a loss, but theirs was at the hands...paws(?) of the Tigers in a 10-2 game.

The Marlins played a game yesterday, but did you know that the Fish Stripes All-Time Marlins Countdown reached chapter 134?

Okay fine, the Marlins defeated the Astros 6-1 in their first and final game in February.

Around Major League Baseball

Hunter Dozier and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a four-year extension worth $25,000,000 in United States dollars.

The Yankees played their first game of 2021 and their fans commemorated the occasion by booing the wrong Gurriel brother.

In his first game back after battling colon cancer for most of 2020, Trey Mancini was greeted by two separate standing ovations.

In unfortunate Orioles news, Violet Ripken, the mother of Billy and Cal Jr., passed away at 82.

Five months after being stabbed in a San Diego parking lot, Tommy Pham found himself right back in the lineup and on the diamond.

This Date in Mets History

Today is Michael Conforto’s 28th birthday and folks, do we love Michael or what?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The charismatic Christian Romo took a look at what backup catcher Bruce Maxwell can potentially add to the 2021 Mets.

Stupendously skilled Steve Sypa introduced most of us to Marcel Renteria.