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Mets Morning News: Mets swept by Cubs

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

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets played their final game in Chicago and I feel the best way to describe it without harming the mental health of you, our dear readers, I will just say that they lost 4-3 and let your recap of choice do the real damage.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, ESPN, North Jersey, MLB.com, Newsday, Post.

BreakingT released a Marcus Stroman shirt, which other than going to the game, is the best way to get a ticket to the Stro Show.

After COVID-19 put a virus-sized hole in 2020’s all star festivities, Pete Alonso has already declared that he wants to defend his 2019 Home Run Derby title in the thin air of Colorado.

Despite his fielding falling firmly within the realm of It’s Not What You Want, J.D. Davis still has Luis Rojas’ confidence and will remain the starting third baseman.

As I am sure you noticed at this point, Jeff McNeil isn’t doing great and in response to this, the Mets had McNeil starting last night’s game on the bench.

Around the National League East

The Miami Marlins were the only other National League East team to take the field on Thursday as they were on the wrong end of a 3-0 shutout against the Giants.

The Miami Marlins hiring Kim Ng to serve as their general manager is much closer to the beginning of breaking baseball’s glass ceiling than it is the end.

They made a trio of moves yesterday, but for the Marlins, placing Brian Anderson on the 10-day IL is by far the most important.

Finding themselves in last place as April reaches its final week, the Nationals realize the situation they are in and remain positive that the tide will shift.

In news that would be borderline unthinkable when he signed his three-year deal with the club or even during his first season: it might be time to platoon Andrew McCutchen.

Around Major League Baseball

The payment of players in the alternate sites is somehow only the second most complicated thing about compensation, with their housing and food being in the top spot.

While some saw Jay Bruce’s retirement as a way to say goodbye to a man with the better part of two solid decades in baseball, some view it as a damning indictment of today’s game.

Tomorrow, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ “fully vaccinated section” will make its debut at Dodger Stadium.

Using a shotgun as a bat and a live grenade as a ball, Mookie Betts makes an appearance in the newest Call of Duty trailer.

When comparing the 2007 and 2019 seasons, Major League Baseball’s hitters put 11% fewer balls in play in the latter year.

Mike Trout left the Angels’ game early yesterday thanks to a left elbow contusion that he earned on a hit by pitch.

Yesterday, the Cincinnati Reds became the first team in baseball’s 152 year history to lose a game where the starting pitcher gave up fewer than two runs while the offense hit six home runs.

Old Friend Todd Frazier was promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ roster with Dustin Fowler’s DFA being the other end of the roster move.

With Joc Pederson going to the IL with wrist tendinitis, the Cubs finally decided that it made sense to call up Nico Hoerner.

A few days after being DFA’d by Arizona, the Diamondbacks traded relief pitcher Jeremy Beasley to the Toronto Blue Jays of Dunedin.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1962, the New York Mets secured their first of 4,481 victories and counting.