Meet the Mets
With the COVID cases and postponements behind them, the Mets are absolutely stoked to be playing real baseball.
Despite the barrage of questions, Michael Conforto would rather talk about baseball than contract negotiations.
During his interview, Conforto also revealed that he had a mild case of COVID before the start of the spring and gave a very meh answer regarding vaccination.
To encourage more Mets to get the COVID vaccine and reach the 85% threshold, the team will be showing players what I can only assume is a Magic School Bus video on vaccines.
Doing what he can to come back from his hamstring injury, Carlos Carrasco is ahead of schedule and threw two innings in a simulated game.
The Francisco Lindor extension is pretty rad, but odds are the Mets will have to hand out a lot more of those if they want to keep some more key members of their team.
Around the National League East
Kyle Schwarber, Alex Avila, and Jon Lester are among the players that the Nationals will be starting their delayed 2021 season without.
The Nationals will start that delayed season on Tuesday against the Braves while hosting a team workout on Monday.
The Braves will probably be entering that game without reliever Chris Martin who was pulled from Sunday’s game after an apparent injury.
Fish Stripes announced the members of their second annual Marlins Hall of Fame class.
Around Major League Baseball
One way that Manny Machado is similar to us regular folk is that he enjoys a good Guy Remembering, specifically J.J. Hardy.
Akil Baddoo swung at the first pitch he saw in his major league career and turned it into his first major league home run.
With all the big names in baseball history, none have performed better to start a season than Yermin Mercedes of the White Sox.
Pirates rookie sensation Ke’Bryan Hayes has been placed on the 10-day injured list while Wilmer Difo will take his place.
The bad news is that Byron Buxton was removed from the Twins game but the good news is that it wasn’t COVID-related.
In Anaheim, Shohei Ohtani joined Noah Syndergaard as the only players in (recorded) history to hit a ball over 100MPH and throw one over 100MPH in the same game.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1983, Tom Seaver made his eleventh and final Opening Day start in a Mets uniform.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Of course, Francisco Lindor is a pretty tubular baseball player, but as Dave Capobianco and Thomas Henderson will show you, he is much more than that.