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As most major cities in the United States have been protesting police brutality and racial injustice after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, many Mets players have spoken up.

Speaking Monday, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said he's proud of the way his players responded.

"I'm proud of them. I really am. I think that our players have soul, our players have a voice, and our players have a platform to influence people and influence thought," Van Wagenen said during a Zoom call with reporters. "When I heard and saw some of the comments that my players made publicly, I encouraged them. I wanted to make sure that they knew they had the support from the organization to use their voice -- both in terms of what it felt for them personally, but also what it meant to the impact that their words would have on others."

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Setting a new rookie home run record and securing the NL Rookie of the Year, Pete Alonso had himself the breakout season everyone expected him to put together with the Mets. 

Now what does he have in store for an encore?

It's tough to predict because of the 60-game shortened season, but the Baseball Night in New York: Living Room Edition crew decided to take a shot at it to give their opinions on how the All-Star will follow up his insane first year in the bigs...

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On The Cookie Club, take a look back at some of the best moments between J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith. from J.D.'s 'bizarre' cookie method, to Dom's adorable baby photo. Plus, revisit when guests like David Wright and Pete Alonso joined the show.

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Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, and Dominic Smith
Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, and Dominic Smith

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When the 60-game 2020 MLB season begins, active rosters will be increased from 26 players to 30 due in part to the unique set of circumstances the sport will be dealing with amid the coronavirus pandemic after a shortened second spring training.

The Mets (like the rest of the National League) will be accounting for the presence of the universal DH, and will also be able to include some players whose presence on the roster was questionable at best back in March due to injury issues.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Andres Gimenez, Brandon Nimmo, Daniel Zamora, Dellin Betances, Dominic Smith, Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, JD Davis, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Luis Guillorme, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Robert Gsellman, Robinson Cano, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Tomas Nido, Tyler Bashlor, Walker Lockett, Wilson Ramos, Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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Aug 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases celebrating his solo home run in the fourth inning setting the Mets all time single season home run record against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases celebrating his solo home run in the fourth inning setting the Mets all time single season home run record against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Throughout the entire MLB hiatus, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso has been very vocal about wanting to get back on the field with his teammates as soon as possible.

And now that the 2020 MLB has an expected start date around July 24-26, Alonso has voiced his opinion, using one of his favorite acronyms.

"Baseball is back baby!!!! And I only have one thing to say," Alonso wrote in a tweet, and then included a gif of himself lining up the letters "LFGM".

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Saturday that the Mets and Yankees are now planning on holding spring training in New York if/when the 2020 MLB season is announced.

"We're all hopeful that Major League Baseball will start their season, or part of a season. They're in conversation now and we're expecting updates this week," said Gov. Cuomo. "They are planning to have their spring training camp in NY."

The Yankees confirmed via a team staement that they will hold spring training in New York.

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Mar 4, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs to the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the third inning at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)
Mar 4, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs to the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the third inning at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)

MLB commissoner Rob Manfred shockingly told ESPN on Monday that he was "not confident" the MLB season will take place in 2020.

The Players' Association was quick to fire back at those comments, with executive director Tony Clark saying the players were "disgusted" that Manfred would say such a thing. Well, Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo couldn't agree more. 

The Mets teammates responsed to Manfred's comments by quote-tweeting Clark's full statement that was released via the MLBPA's Twitter page. Here's what they had to say:

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Pete Alonso was a special guest on Thursday's Beyond the Booth Live, where he touched on a number of topics with SNY's Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, and Steve Gelbs.

One of the recurring themes of Alonso's time with the crew was how anxious and excited he is to get back on the field. 

But when the 2020 MLB season (hopefully) starts up, things will be different. Protocols will be in place to help keep players safe without a coronavirus vaccine. These protocols will include keeping players six feet apart at just about all times, with no handshakes, fist bumps, or any kind of physical contact permitted.

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The back-and-forth negotiations between MLB and the Players Association continue to drag on, longer than many would have hoped for, and there's still no sign of when the 2020 season will actually begin.

But whenever it does, Pete Alonso will be ready. 

Appearing as a guest on Thursday's Beyond The Booth Live with Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, and Steve Gelbs, Alonso was asked how much of a spring training he'd need to be ready for the regular season. 

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After Pete Crow-Armstrong was taken by the Mets with the 19th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft on Wednesday night, he must have gotten close to a thousand texts and phone calls congratulating him.

One of those calls was from a fellow Pete, and perhaps a future teammate.

Pete Alonso, a guest on Thursday's Beyond The Booth Live, told Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, and Steve Gelbs that he did indeed reach out to Crow-Armstrong shortly after he was drafted by the Mets.

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Mets 1B Pete Alonso (Noah K. Murray)
Mets 1B Pete Alonso (Noah K. Murray)

With most major cities in the United States protesting police brutality and racial injustice in recent days after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso spoke about the situation on Sunday.

"For the past couple of days, I've struggled to wrap my mind around what's happening," Alonso wrote on Instagram. "I have a voice and I will not remain silent. My heart has been broken over the murder of George Floyd. I will never know what it feels like to be discriminated against because (of) the color of my skin. To anyone who faces this type of discrimination, I will fight for you and be an ally. I will always stand with you. There needs to be justice and change made for the better of humanity. Let words be our sword and unity be our armor. Take care of each other."

Floyd died following his arrest in Minnesota after police officer Derek Chauvin -- who was later arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter -- had his knee on a prone Floyd's neck for roughly nine minutes while Floyd repeatedly said "I can't breathe."

After protests began in and around Minneapolis following the death of Floyd, other protests have taken place in New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, and elsewhere. 

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If and when the the 2020 Major League Baseball season begins, which slugger is poised to take home the home run crown?

SNY's Eamon McAnaney and Maria Marino discuss during the latest edition of What are the Odds?

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Aug 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases celebrating his solo home run in the fourth inning setting the Mets all time single season home run record against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases celebrating his solo home run in the fourth inning setting the Mets all time single season home run record against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

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Mets first baseman Pete Alonso hit 53 homers in 2019 as he shattered the single-season rookie record and led all of the majors. While Alonso is among the favorites to hit the most homers during a shortened 2020 season that could be roughly 82 games, he is not the favorite.

Here are the players with the best odds, per BetMGM:

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Two outs in the bottom of the ninth, runners on first and second in a one-run game ... who gets the call?

The BNNY crew discusses which current Met or Yankee they'd want to have up at the plate with the game on the line ...

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With MLB and the Players Association deep in negotiations for the potential return of the 2020 season -- which could mean a second spring training starting around June 10 -- players are ramping up their preparation.

For J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith, that means things have gotten more intense.

"Right now what I'm doing (is) I'm getting more balls off the machine. Getting ready, swinging a little bit harder, making sure I do some more sprints, some more long distance stuff," Davis said Wednesday during The Cookie Club presented by Insomnia Cookies. "Definitely ramping it up here, definitely getting the itch. The month before it was kind of that mystery of when we're gonna start, but now it's becoming a little more clear that it's gonna start here in the next couple of weeks. I have no idea, I don't make those decisions, but I'm excited for that phone call."

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Mar 4, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs to the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the third inning at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)
Mar 4, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs to the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the third inning at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)

Zero players finished the 2019 MLB season with more home runs than Pete Alonso's 53. And Only five National League players had a higher slugging percentage than Alonso's .583. But there are currently 15 players who are better bets than Alonso to win the 2020 NL MVP award, per PointsBet.

Some of those names make plenty of sense.

Dodgers teammates Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger lead the pack, followed by Christian Yelich, who slugged an outrageous .671 in 2019.

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With the 2020 MLB season expected to feature the universal DH and be shortened to roughly 82 games (if and when it begins, hopefully around July 1), the Mets are one of the National League teams that could benefit the most.

If you take one quick glance at the Mets' roster, four players jump out immediately as DH candidates: Yoenis Cespedes, J.D. Davis, Dominic Smith, and Robinson Cano.

During The Cookie Club presented by Insomnia Cookies on Wednesday, manager Luis Rojas, Davis, and Smith all talked about the kind of impact the universal DH this season could have on the team and on them personally.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom, JD Davis, Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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On Baseball Night in New York: Living Room Edition, Mets hitting coach Chili Davis joins the crew. Among the topics discussed with Davis is how slugger Pete Alonso can improve upon his breakout 53-homer rookie season.

Tune in to the full episode on SNY at 7 p.m. ...

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Baseball players are known to be a superstitious group. Whether it's a lucky bat or a favorite undershirt (or even underwear), when players find something that's working for them, they tend to stick with it. And if something's not working, they stay away from it.

Pete Alonso is no exception. 

Appearing as a guest on the latest edition of The Cookie Club presented by Insomnia Cookies with Dom Smith and J.D. Davis, Alonso explained that he went through a bit of a slump following the All-Star Game. 

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Mets first baseman Pete Alonso had a record-breaking rookie season in 2019, smashing 53 home runs to break Aaron Judge's single-season rookie record.

Alonso, who said he pressed for a week after hitting No. 51, explained Wednesday on The Cookie Club presented by Insomnia Cookies that it was hard to balance his home run chase against what was a Mets playoff chase in August and most of September.

"I think it really set in after I hit number 40 in Kansas City, where it's like -- I'm gonna say it -- 'holy sh-t, I've got a chance at this.' But I can't try and do it, because we're in a playoff run. if there's a guy on second (base), I gotta try and get a base hit and move him over. I can't just try and hit homers. I gotta be a good hitter first.

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In the latest edition of Time Machine Tuesday, we flash back to just last season when Pete Alonso delivered one of his best post-game interviews at Citi Field -- and ignited the trend of #LFGM...

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Sep 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a home run during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Sep 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a home run during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Saturday would have marked the Mets' 39th game of the regular season, an afternoon affair in St. Louis against the Cardinals.

But due to the coronavirus pandemic, no MLB team has played a regular season game to this point, leaving fans eagerly awaiting any news about when the 2020 season could potentially start.

But fans aren't the only ones wishing to see baseball return to action. Players are in the same boat. 

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Aug 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases celebrating his solo home run in the fourth inning setting the Mets all time single season home run record against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases celebrating his solo home run in the fourth inning setting the Mets all time single season home run record against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

If the 2020 MLB season gets underway amid the coronavirus pandemic, the expectation is that it will be without fans in attendance -- at least at the outset. But crowds or no crowds, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is ready.

"Well we didn't really have many fans in the minor leagues come to the games," Alonso said Thursday while chatting with Tony Dokoupil on CBS This Morning. "We've played in front of some empty stadiums before."

Regardless of the kind of season that could be in store if/when the league returns (MLB could reportedly present an official proposal to the players in the next few days), Alonso just wants to play.

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Jeff McNeil (Adam Hunger)
Jeff McNeil (Adam Hunger)

Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling were back in the virtual SNY booth on Tuesday night to call game No. 36 between the Mets and the Cincinnati Reds, and they were joined by a special guest.

Mets third baseman Jeff McNeil joined the crew for a few innings on Tuesday night to talk about a number of baseball topics (You can skip ahead to around the 45-minute mark in the video below to jump to when McNeil joins). Meanwhile, virtual McNeil delivered at the plate, hitting a pair of home runs in the Mets' win. 

Here are the five biggest takeaways from what McNeil had to say during Tuesday night's stream:

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Mets' Jacob deGrom (Treated Image by SNY)
Mets' Jacob deGrom (Treated Image by SNY)

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With the 2020 MLB season still paused, let's dip into the Mets mailbag...

@Mikempo926: Will the Mets sign Millie Betts?

I freakin love the exact wording of this question.

@Verd25: How are you still a beat reporter?

I'm not.

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Mets' Jacob deGrom (Treated Image by SNY)
Mets' Jacob deGrom (Treated Image by SNY)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

With the 2020 MLB season still paused, let's dip into the Mets mailbag...

@Mikempo926: Will the Mets sign Millie Betts?

I freakin love the exact wording of this question.

@Verd25: How are you still a beat reporter?

I'm not.

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The Mets are well-positioned to contend in 2020 and beyond, with a young core of high-upside offensive players and a starting rotation built around the best pitcher in baseball.

In 2021, though, things get interesting with Noah Syndergaard, Michael Conforto, and Steven Matz among the expected free agents and the expectation that a new ownership group will already be in place and looking to put their stamp on the franchise.

Meanwhile, New York also did a solid job building their farm system back up to a middle of the pack one that has a handful of legitimate blue chip pieces at the top that should be ready around 2022-23.

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Aug 5, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) reacts after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 5, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) reacts after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

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Like former Mets captain David Wright, Pete Alonso just seems to get it.

Alonso's confidence, genuine nature, passion, seemingly natural leadership, connection with the fans, charitable ways, and love for the Mets are all reminiscent of Wright -- who similarly burst onto the scene as a rookie and was a star right away.

Unlike Wright, whose rise happened before Twitter existed, Alonso has an immediate front-facing way to communicate with the fans. And his impassioned missives on social media and origination of the #LFGM rallying cry have further endeared him to Mets fans.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Mets star Pete Alonso and his fiancée Haley announced the launch of their new Homers for Heroes charity.

Alonso joined the BNNY crew on Wednesday to talk about what starting the charity means to him, how he's staying in shape during baseball's current hiatus and much more ...

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Mar 4, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs to the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the third inning at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)
Mar 4, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs to the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the third inning at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso said a few weeks ago that he and his fiancée, Haley Walsh, were in the final stages of creating a charity. On Wednesday, the charity -- Homers for Heroes -- officially launched.

Here's the message from Alonso and Walsh:

Dear Friends,

From the early stages of this pandemic, Haley and I wanted to help everyone that was immensely impacted by COVID-19. We feel that we need to step up and help in any way possible. As the world has shifted, we've been reminded of our most basic shared value-All of us depend on each other for a healthy community. As our lives have changed, we've been continually struck by the acts of kindness and humanity that we've seen emerge - from doctors working long hours to people taking care of their neighbors and many more stories. 

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Jun 5, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; General view of Citi Field as the sun sets during the fifth inning between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 5, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; General view of Citi Field as the sun sets during the fifth inning between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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With the season still paused, let's dip into the Mets mailbag...

@bigdog44K: When do the owners sell the team?

We've gotten a ton of questions over the past several weeks about how the current shutdown will impact the sale of the Mets. We can tell you that the team is still for sale -- nothing has changed there -- and at least one man is pursuing a bid. As you know, that man is named A-Rod.

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Mets star Jeff McNeil went 3-0 Sunday night during the MLB The Show Players League.

That dominance included Robinson Cano, McNeil, and others winning at Wrigley Field.

Back at home, McNeil used Pete Alonso to complete a victory at Shea Stadium before screaming for his virtual teammates to rip off virtual Alonso's shirt. Click below to watch...

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Pete Alonso may have a future in script writing. 

Earlier this week, ESPN released a video showing Mets highlights from the 2019 season narrated by Alonso. During the piece, the Mets slugger reads an impassionated note that he had written and shared with fans on April 3. 

And Alonso likes the results.

Watch the video below...

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As the virtual Mets continued their 2020 season in MLB The Show 20, the Milwaukee Brewers came to Citi Field for a three-game weekend series.

And the team whipped out the Friday night black uniforms to get it started.

The black jerseys have become a bit of a hot topic as of late. Worn as an alternate jersey from 1998-2011, the black tops have their detractors (ahem, SNY's Andy Martino) but they also have their supporters, including a number of current Mets.

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Mets first baseman Pete Alonso
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso

If you're in Mr. Berry's geometry class at Jericho High School on Long Island, you were probably shocked when an unannounced visitor dropped into a recent class on Zoom.

"Figured today we'd switch things up," Gregory Berry said while introducing the mystery guest. "Called in some reinforcements and I'm gonna have someone else introduce the lesson. So Pete, take it away."

Then in came Pete Alonso, whose appearance was the result of a charitable donation Berry made.

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Aug 30, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) watches the flight of his three run home run in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports (James Lang)
Aug 30, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) watches the flight of his three run home run in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports (James Lang)

Former Met and current Texas Ranger Todd Frazier would be in favor of MLB's Arizona plan, but he's not sure it's a real possibility. 

Speaking to SNY's Justine Ward during an Instagram Live Q&A, Frazier was asked about the possibility of Major League Baseball holding all of its games in the Phoenix area, and he cautioned MLB acting too hastily. 

"I don't think they understand what's going on up here. In our area, people are getting the virus left and right and dying by the hundreds every day," said Frazier. "I think it's a great idea, I would love to do it but do I think it will happen? Probably not. 

"There's a lot of things they have to go through. If they're going to tell me 100% that you're going to be safe and not get the virus, then I'm in. But I don't think that's a possibility anytime soon."

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Sep 4, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) is congratulated by third baseman Todd Frazier (21) after hitting a solo home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Sep 4, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) is congratulated by third baseman Todd Frazier (21) after hitting a solo home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

During an Instagram Live with SNY's Justine Ward, former Met Todd Frazier gave some major praise for a certain rookie that really impressed him in 2019. 

Pete Alonso "took New York by storm," as Frazier put it, and it was truly something that the veteran couldn't fathom. It was something he hadn't seen during all his years in the league. 

"The first thing that comes to mind is how quickly he took New York by storm," he said. "You don't see that happening in small market teams, let alone New York. They welcomed him with open arms. He's a guy that has a great personality, let alone he hits monster bombs all the time -- that helps a little bit.

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Sep 28, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) celebrates his third inning solo home run against the Atlanta Braves as he comes onto the field for the fourth inning at Citi Field. The home run was his 53rd of the season breaking the rookie record for home runs in a single season. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) celebrates his third inning solo home run against the Atlanta Braves as he comes onto the field for the fourth inning at Citi Field. The home run was his 53rd of the season breaking the rookie record for home runs in a single season. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

David Wright is the most recent player to hold the title of Mets captain.

One of the biggest fan favorites in franchise history, Wright played his entire 14-year career with the Mets, the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2001 MLB Draft.

Now a special advisor to COO Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, Wright recently spoke with Mike Puma of the New York Post, spending some time to talk about a young player who could one day don the "C" in first baseman Pete Alonso

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Apr 13, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A general view of game action between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
Apr 13, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A general view of game action between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

One proposal that has been discussed between the league and MLBPA would lead to the 2020 MLB season being played in Arizona, with all 30 teams gathering there in a very controlled situation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to SNY's Andy Martino, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci is among the officials to respond with initial positivity to the idea.

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso recently called the idea "pretty realistic," and Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka wrote Monday that he was in favor of it.

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New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza in action at the plate at Dolphin Stadium during the 2002 season. (RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza in action at the plate at Dolphin Stadium during the 2002 season. (RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports)

The consensus among Mets players is that the black uniforms the team wore from 1998 to 2011 are awesome. And those on the current roster -- including Pete Alonso and Marcus Stroman -- have been pushing for the team to bring them back.

Alonso renewed that call on Saturday night.

"The black unis are the dopest! No cap. It would be a mentality and attitude," Alonso tweeted in response to a graphic of him in the black uniform. "The orange and blue accents are like the city lights in the night sky. So many Mets greats wore the black. My only question is: why not?"

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As MLB continues to discuss ways of salvaging some sort of a 2020 season, one effort involves teams playing every game in the state of Arizona.

Some players have come out in support of the plan, while others have been skeptical about being isolated in one place for months and if the proposal is medically feasible.

Among those in favor of the Arizona plan is Mets first baseman Pete Alonso

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Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard
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With the 2020 MLB season still on pause, let's dip into the mailbag to answer some Mets questions ...


@MikeKan67783465 How good of a fielder was Rey Ordonez vis a vis today's best shortstops

I liked this question. But my first thought was, I'm not a scout and wasn't even covering baseball in 2000. So I reached out to Steve Phillips, who was Ordonez's GM and is now a Sirius/XM host covering the current game. Few on earth are better positioned to answer this one.

Tags: Jeff McNeil, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Andy Martino
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Pete Alonso had a record-breaking rookie season with the Mets in 2019, while Yankees' budding young star Gleyber Torres took a huge leap forward as a franchise-altering player. 

On the latest edition of Loud Mouths: The Great Debate, SNY's Gary Apple and Jonas Schwartz debate which young superstar will take home an MVP award first ...

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In our first edition of Time Machine Tuesday, we flash back to July 15, 2018 when Pete Alonso was one of the main highlights of the Future Games during All-Star Weekend. 

He spoke with SNY's Justine Ward after to discuss his "immaculate" homer...

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Feb 29, 2020; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) takes first base against the Houston Astros at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)
Feb 29, 2020; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) takes first base against the Houston Astros at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso penned an impassioned missive last week directed to the fans, telling them how much he missed baseball and imploring them to "shake the damn stadium" when baseball finally returns to Citi Field.

In the meantime, Alonso -- like every other player -- is preparing in isolation for what he hopes will be the start of the season.

And after smashing the rookie home run record in 2019, Alonso wants to master something else in 2020.

Tags: Pete Alonso, Danny Abriano
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SNY's Doug Williams checks in from home with a new edition of Doug's Diary. Does Pete Alonso deserve to be the new captain of the Mets? Plus, thoughts on The Sopranos...

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Mets third baseman Jeff McNeil, joined by his wife, Tatiana, and their dog, Willow, issued a message of thanks to healthcare workers who are doing everything they can to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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Here's a Q&A with SNY play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen about David Wright's career and his final game. Tune in to SNY on Saturday and Sunday to re-watch the broadcast of that magical game at Citi Field. 


How would you describe the atmosphere at Citi Field during Wright's final game? What still sticks with you? 

I think the best way to put it is that it was a night of love and appreciation. As much as David Wright was beloved by Mets fans, there was always a sense that he was taken for granted, even overlooked because he was so steady, so non-controversial. The two seasons at the end, when he was unable to play, gave people a chance to remember just how important David was to the fabric of the franchise and the experience of being a Mets fan over the previous decade and a half. So when the fans had one more chance to let David know how they felt about him, they held nothing back. It was a sea of warmth all night.

There were so many memorable moments. David's toddler daughter throwing out the first pitch. The reaction to his every movement. The vitriol directed at Peter O'Brien when he caught the foul pop-up in David's final at-bat. David coming up to the booth in full uniform. The utter joy and love on the faces of the fans in front of our booth when they realized David was there. And most of all, the recurring theme of David's desire to play one last game: the fact that neither of his daughters had ever seen him play. He needed completion for himself, but also for his family.

Tags: David Wright, Pete Alonso
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Aug 5, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) reacts after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 5, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) reacts after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

This shouldn't be a surprise coming from the same guy who originated the #LFGM rallying cry last season, but Mets first baseman Pete Alonso penned an emotional missive on Friday as he reflected on the 2019 season and looked forward to the start of the delayed 2020 season.

"I catch myself every night watching 2019 Mets highlights," Alonso wrote in a post to Twitter. "The amount of time watching them varies, but it's a nightly routine at this point. Rewatching the crowd erupt and remembering those moments as I saw them never ceases to give me goose bumps

"I miss the feel of the Citi Field dirt beneath my cleats. As I'm writing this now, I can still see pitchers get nasty and go get a big strike out, someone running down a missile in the gap and making a diving catch, someone twisting up a sexy double play up the middle: I see it and remember it all. The thing that I remember the most is the roar from the fans after a play was made.

Tags: Pete Alonso, Danny Abriano
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On Episode 2 of The Cookie Club, Steve Gelbs was joined by Dominic Smith and J.D. Davis to discuss a number of issues, including one that relates to the team's wardrobe. 

Yes, the Mets' black uniforms are very polarizing. You either love them or you hate them, and there seems to be no middle ground. 

But a good number of people want to see the black jerseys brought back, and it sounds like Smith and Davis are 100 percent on board. 

"I mean, the old-school black, that's obvious, like that should already be in the rotation," said Smith. "I say we need to bring back maybe the Los Mets ones, the all-orange. I like the orange unis, those were pretty sick, or even the old school 1986 team, the pinstripes, I mean I like that one too. We need a rotation of like five unis so we can swag out. We need the orange. I even like the camo every Sunday for military appreciation night. We gotta swag it out!"

Tags: Dominic Smith, JD Davis, Pete Alonso
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