Mets Morning News: MLBPA rejects league PR move, Scherzer speaks out

Meet the Mets

The Athletic’s Tim Britton looked at the outlook for 2022 and beyond for some of the top prospects in the Mets farm system.

Max Scherzer (who, in case you forgot, is a New York Met) describes what he and the rest of the players want to accomplish in their labor negotiations with the league.

What is the probability of a Extension Jacob deGromand what would it look like?

Around the National League East

Talking Chop contemplated the Braves options in center field.

The good fight examined Hao Yu Leewhich ranked 16th on their list of top Phillies prospects.

Marlins general manager Kim Ng spoke about the the anticipation she feels while waiting for the league and the players to settle their labor dispute.

Around Major League Baseball

The player’s union has rejected the league’s request for a third-party mediator in labor disputes because they continue to insist that they are willing and expecting to negotiate with the owners themselves.

At this point it is fair to say that the start of the season risks being compromised.

It certainly seems that the league didn’t learn much labor issues they had in 2020 that threatened the shortened season that year.

Staff writers at The Athletic have broken down one of the many issues at the heart of the labor dispute: the Competitive Balance Tax.

After umpiring a major league record 5,460 games, Joe West is officially hang up. MLB also makes history by hiring its first full-time Puerto Rican umpire.

This date in Mets history

Joan Payson, the first owner of the New York Mets, was born on this date in 1903.

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