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Mets Morning News: One day closer to Opening Day

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

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Meet the Mets

Though he had another impressive spring showing on Tuesday, there have not been any extension talks between the Mets and Marcus Stroman.

With a little over a week to go until the start of the regular season, Pete Alonso is feeling confident about putting together a complete season.

Francisco Lindor has been showing the Mets he is deserving of a big payday writes Deesha Thosar, while Joel Sherman writes there are cautionary tales for all sides to consider.

After a bout with COVID-19 last year, Tomás Nido is set to have a bounce back season, with the help of some athletic genes on his side.

Yesterday, Luis Rojas hinted that both pitchers Joey Lucchesi and Jordan Yamamoto may make the Opening Day roster.

While on the verge of making the starting rotation, David Peterson has had to overcome many obstacles throughout his life to reach this point.

Jarrett Seidler looked at how the Mets and Steve Cohen could blow up the 2021 draft in an effort to get Jack Leiter.

Five years after her passing, David Wright still remembers former Mets PR official Shannon Ford all the time.

Around the National League East

Kim Ng’s journey to become the Marlins GM is just the beginning of her story, as the hard part of her job still awaits.

With Starling Castro playing third base for the Nationals, it raises questions about the immediate future of Carter Kieboom.

Around Major League Baseball

Fernando Tatis Jr. exited Tuesday’s spring training game with left shoulder discomfort and will be reevaluated today.

It has been 20 years since Randy Johnson threw a fastball and a bird disappeared, and Zach Buchanan of The Athletic spoke with 17 people who had a front row seat to the famous moment.

The injury bug has hit the Blue Jays, with many players having their status questionable heading into Opening Day.

With fans set to return to big league stadiums, The Athletic looked at attendance policies for all 30 teams.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague provided us with another update in the King of spring training race.

Richard Staff previewed Robert Gsellman’s season, while Brian Salvatore previewed one of the newest Mets, Trevor May.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2002, Jason Bay became a Met for the first time, being part of the organization for five months.