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Mets Morning News: Training Strongly

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

New York Mets’ Pitcher Jacob deGrom Photo by Alejandra Villa Loraca/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Despite a sometimes-shaky start from Marcus Stroman and some sub-par defense on the diamond, the Mets and the Marlins battled to a 4-4 tie.

Carlos Carrasco is slated to make his Spring debut for the Mets at some point this week and continue ramping up on a normal timetable.

Despite the best efforts of the hitters taking him on, Trevor Hildenberger has literally recorded every one of his six outs this spring via the strikeout.

He could’ve gone anywhere with his 609 games played or his career .250 average, but Jerry Blevins would only come here to New York.

Certified Viber and starting pitcher Marcus Stroman is introducing the world to his new cleats under the SHUGO brand with a hope of having them on players around the league in 2022.

A twisted left knee suffered during Sunday’s romp can be the difference between the life or death of Jose Martinez’s hopes of making the Mets’ roster.

A special secret to the Mets’ success might just be subscribing to the belief that Dudes Rock.

With the way things have gone mostly according to plan for the Mets, their projected Opening Day roster shouldn’t be very shocking.

Over the course of Sunday’s game, Jeff McNeil scored the worst possible version of a triple crown at third base.

Around the National League East

A few days after a total thyroid removal surgery, Jon Lester is heading back to Florida to join the Nationals.

Only two weeks after signing him, the Washington Nationals cut ties with reliever Jeremy Jeffress for “personnel reasons.”

For pitchers still on the roster, namely Patrick Corbin, the Nats want the lefty to change things up and throw more changeups.

The 141st chapter of Fish Stripes’ All Time Marlins Countdown is all about D-Train, Dontrelle Willis.

Charlie Morton made his Braves re-debut in Atlanta’s 5-4 win over the Red Sox.

Behind the bat of Brett Gardner, the Yankees took down Zack Wheeler and Philly, 4-0.

Around Major League Baseball

For violating the team’s COVID-19 protocols, Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes have been isolated from the rest of Cleveland’s roster to think about what they did.

The Cubs’ Pedro Strop was sentenced to the same fate of isolation except he doesn’t even have a partner in crime.

G O O S E.

Jose Siri reaping: “Haha hell yeah!! Yes!!”, Jose Siri sowing: “Well this sucks. What the hell?”

You’ve heard of Wife Guys, but Manny Machado and Yonder Alonso share the unique bond of being Brother-In-Law Guys.

Under the watchful eye of Commissioner Lee Mazzilli, the worst team in baseball history found a space to exist: the Yonkers Hoot Owls.

If you had Ichiro and Mike Cameron reuniting 2/3rds of the 2001 Mariners outfield in 2021 on your bingo card, I have the best possible news.

For the Reds’ Sean Doolittle, spring training is definitely spring training...ing.

Just in case you don’t feel old enough this morning, David Ortiz’s son is chasing his big league dreams.

To Yu Darvish, there is nothing cuter than little Padre pitchers seeking knowledge.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1966, Casey Stengel secured his spot in Cooperstown.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Gelbs stopped by Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation to talk about the Mets and, more importantly, the Cookie Club.

In a pair of season previews, Steve Sypa and Chris McShane looked at a pair of NRIs in Nick Meyer and Drew Ferguson, respectively.