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Where the Mets stand as ML long layoffs nearing the end

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Where the Mets stand as ML long layoffs nearing the end

The Mets players have started trickling down to New York, with the majority expected to arrive at the weekend. The report date for Spring Training 2 is Wednesday, with the team’s first full-squad training at Citi Field scheduled for two days later.

First, there will be a coronavirus test conducted on players and staff and quarantine for two days. Testing will continue every day for three weeks the camp and the regular season. It is all part of the extensive MLB protocol to maintain the security of players and sports.

The Mets could easily finish first or last in the 60 match season. But the fact that they can play the 2020 season which at one point is completely lost should be considered a treat for their fans.

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The Mets are 14 days from their season opener in Washington when MLB closes spring training in March because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Pete Alonso still hasn’t returned home in the Grapefruit League, but it’s not as alarming as the tense Michael Conforto oblique who threatened to keep him out of the opening match. Conforto has recovered.

Pete Alonso
Pete AlonsoAnthony J. Causi

Noah Syndergaard was still in rotation when the camp was suspended, but has since undergone Tommy John’s operation that will keep him out until 2021. The development has left the possibility of rotation such as Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, Rick Porcello, Steven Matz and Michael Wacha.

J.D. Davis has recovered from a jammed left shoulder which he maintained at the start of spring training and is exercising at third base. The list appears almost set, but there is a question whether Dellin Betances will be built enough to open the season on the bullpen or whether he will need extended spring training.

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What to look for when returning (non-COVID)

Three All-Stars teams from last season, Jacob deGrom, Alonso and Jeff McNeil, are the main players, but a strong lineup could be stronger with Yoenis Cespedes returning.

As reported by The Post on Wednesday, there is a strong possibility that the veteran outfielder will be ready for the Opening Day lineup after missing the last two years of rehabilitation from heel surgery and ankle fractures.

McNeil, Alonso, Conforto, Cespedes, Robinson Cano, and Davis succession is one thing that managers can consider that can be considered by manager Luis Rojas. Or maybe Rojas wants Amed Rosario or Brandon Nimmo on top of the stroke, with McNeil reaching sixth.

Jacob deGrom
Jacob deGromAnthony J. Causi

What remains unclear is whether Jed Lowrie will have the opportunity to potentially contribute.

Dominic Smith might deserve the chance to play most of the time, but the Mets are busy in two positions (first base and outfield corner), leaving him most likely in the pinch role. Jake Marisnick arrives in trade with Astros to provide final defense in midfield and he will likely start against left-handed pitchers.

The mystery will continue, whether Edwin Diaz who is closer can recover after a bad 2019 season. Ideally, the Mets would like to leave Seth Lugo in a regulatory role where he could throw in innings if needed. For the blueprint to work, Diaz, Jeurys Familia or Betances need to lock the ninth.

What to look for when returning (COVID)

Uncertainty will abound, after a 3½-month layoff that includes a bitter economic dispute between the players and the owner.

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“My concern is who says if we can solve it [the season] or not – government or commissioner? “a Mets player said in a text message to The Post.” Or by sick people? I know nothing is in our hands, unfortunately. Everything has made me concerned with this sport. “

The second Mets player is asked in a text message if the shorter season benefits any team.

“It will be the same for everyone and we just want to play,” said the player.

Players will check their temperature at least twice a day. A player who registers above 100.4 degrees will be barred from entering the ballpark. Because body temperature can rise quickly if someone sweats, players and staff can even avoid the short walk to the ballpark, opting for air-conditioned transportation, on humid days in some cities.

For the first two weeks of the season, the team will be allowed to bring 30 players. That could mean the third catcher for the Mets, allowing Tomas Nido and Rene Rivera to become reserves for Wilson Ramos. Walker Lockett, Jordan Humphreys, and Drew Smith are among the pitchers who can benefit. Smith underwent Tommy John’s operation in spring training last season and is expected to return this June.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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Marseille in California.  ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support



Cristiano Ronaldo got a cut on his nose and needed a bandage (Photo: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP)

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Gratitude. It seems that the attacker Cristiano Ronaldo shared his social media with Portuguese fans after a clash with Czech goalkeeper Vaclik. In the auction, the assailant received a cut on his face and needed a bandage to stop the bleeding.

“Great game, important team win! We remain focused on our goal. Thanks to the Portuguese public for the fantastic support,” the striker wrote on his Instagram account.

The match was marked by a great performance Portugal national team, who beat the Czech Republic 4-0 to take the lead in Nations League Group 2 with ten points with one matchday to go in the group stage of the tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo ended up losing to his team.

After the match, the leader of the Portuguese national team appreciated the result achieved on the road. “It was a very important victory and all teammates should be congratulated on the result,” commented the 37-year-old striker.

With three wins, one draw and one defeat, the Portuguese team has the best attack in their group with eleven goals scored and a net difference of nine. The team is one draw away from qualifying for the tournament series. The next match against Spain is next Tuesday in the city of Braga.

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