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Mets Morning News: Marcus Stroman is Good

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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

Marcus Stroman pitched two innings in the Mets win over the Astros on Tuesday, and debuted a new pitch that could be game changer for him this season.

Stroman was not shy when speaking about this new pitch, saying “My stuff is nasty”.

Another encouraging sign from Tuesday’s game was Albert Almora Jr.’s home run as he competes to make the team as the fifth outfielder.

Mets fans were back at Clover Park on Tuesday for the first time since the COVID shutdown and were able to enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark.

With James McCann now behind the plate, he offers the ability to throw out base stealers, something that has been missing for the Mets in recent years.

Anthony DiComo looks at if now is the right time for the Mets to extend their three star players.

The Mets are expected to sign outfielder Simon Juan when the international signing period opens.

Dominic Smith was mic’d up at practice, and it’s worth your time to take a peak.

Trevor May joined Chris Rose on the first ever episode of The Chris Rose Rotation. You can catch it here!

Around the National League East

Freddie Freeman had high praise for Braves rookie Cristian Pache, saying he’s a “special player”.

The Nationals are set to begin the season without fans in the ballpark.

As spring training rolls on, the Marlins are worrying about what they have control over.

Around Major League Baseball

Free agent and former Met Yoenis Cespedes held a showcase in Florida in front of numerous teams, and left many of them as tempted as ever writes Ken Davidoff.

Fernando Tatis Jr. continues to make baseball fun, as he hit a grand slam on Tuesday, and made sure to flip his bat while doing so.

Diamondbacks outfielder Kole Calhoun will undergo right knee surgery after tearing his meniscus.

Steven Matz made his spring debut for the Blue Jays, and said he was pleased with how comfortable he felt.

The Athletic followed up on its reporting from last month regarding Mickey Callaway, detailing his time in Cleveland and how many members of the organization knew of Callaway’s inappropriate behavior.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian Salvatore looked at how Caleb Joseph adds catching depth to the Mets’ roster, while Steve Sypa wrote that Tylor Megill is a dark horse entering 2021.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Jorge Julio, who threw 20 innings for the Mets in 2006,